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Diamonds of the Night
Antonin Kumbera and Ladislav Jansky




Overview -
Director Nemec's debut feature film renders the harrowing tale of two boys' escape from a train bound for a Nazi concentration camp. Five years in the making, the film transcends the theme of war and anti-Nazism to deal with man's struggle to preserve human dignity. Also includes his short "A Bite to Eat," which concerns one man's attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train. The film was Nemec's diploma film at the Prague Film Academy.

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Overview

Director Nemec's debut feature film renders the harrowing tale of two boys' escape from a train bound for a Nazi concentration camp. Five years in the making, the film transcends the theme of war and anti-Nazism to deal with man's struggle to preserve human dignity. Also includes his short "A Bite to Eat," which concerns one man's attempt to steal a loaf of bread from a Nazi-guarded train. The film was Nemec's diploma film at the Prague Film Academy.

Main Cast & Crew

Jan Nemec - Director
Antonin Kumbera
Ladislav Jansky
Ilse Bischofova

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Criterion Collection)
  • Run Time: 64
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515228718
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: April 2019

Related Categories:
Movies > Foreign Films
Movies > Czech

Related Keywords:
Classic
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World War II
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Notes:
Director Jan Nemec's feature film debut. "Diamonds of the Night" is 64 minutes long. The Facets Video also includes Nemec's short, "A Bite to Eat". Copyright 1987, Arnost Lustig.

Reviews:
"Nemec's fascinating debut feature has a hallucinatory, dreamlike quality....What is most startling about Nemec's approach is its subjectivity and intimacy..." - 07/01/2010 Sight and Sound

 

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