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Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Démanty noci (original title)
Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a ... See full summary »

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Ladislav Jánsky ...
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Ilse Bischofova ...
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Ivan Asic
August Bischof
Josef Koblizek
Josef Koggel
Josef Kubat
Rudolf Lukásek
Bohumil Moudry
Karel Navratil
Evzen Pichl
Frantisek Procházka
Jan Riha
Anton Schich
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Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another. Ultimately, they are hunted down by a group of old, armed home-guardists. The film goes beyond the themes of war and anti-Nazism and concerns itself with man's struggle to preserve human dignity. Written by Anonymous

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Really liked it at first, then...
20 November 2004 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

This movie was hard to come by but I found it at the public library for rent. The video included Nemec's A Loaf of Bread, which oddly had subtitles, in German! I know as much German as Czech. Anyway about Diamonds of the Night. At the beginning I really liked the use of hand held camera and even without spoken word I knew what was going on, but as the movie progressed it over-surrealized itself, without establishing itself as a work of surrealism. I am not sure if the tape had the complete version because it just seemed to end with no resolution. Since no one else apparently has seen it, I may never know. It wasn't very long, and was pretty cool at first I'll give it 7/10.


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