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Diamonds of the Night (1964)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ladislav Jánsky ...
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Antonín Kumbera ...
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Ilse Bischofova ...
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Ivan Asic
Jan Riha
August Bischof
Josef Koggel
Oskar Müller
Anton Schich
Rudolf Stolle
Josef Koblizek
Josef Kubat
Rudolf Lukásek
Bohumil Moudry
Karel Navratil
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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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Blew me away.
3 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an incredible film. Before viewing it I was told it wasn't available in the states, and what a shame. It's stark visuals and haunting imagery kept me on the edge of my seat. I wouldn't care if I got a version w/o subtitles because their are maybe 10 spoken lines, and time is played with as the viewer follows flash backs forwards and dream sequences. This is the best war movie I have ever seen. The beginning scene running up the hill is bone chilling.

If at all possible watch this movie.


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