Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) (1964)

Diamonds of the Night is set in Czechoslovakia during World War II. Ladislav Jansky and Antonin Kumbera play two Jewish youths who escape from a concentration camp-bound train. Captured by local peasants on a charge of stealing bread, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 25, 1964
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Eric Hynes
Time Out

Nemec's debut stunner feels even more potent now that it's been freed of the expectations and delineations of a national movement.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Renata Adler
New York Times

One loses interest. It looks unreal.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Not just specifically about the Second World War, Nemec's film still has resonance today as a broader allegory for the politics of power and the often belligerent attitude of the old towards the young.

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