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Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Démanty noci (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 14 March 1968 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Jan Nemec

Writers:

Arnost Lustig (story "Darkness has no Shadows"), Jan Nemec
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ladislav Jánsky Ladislav Jánsky ... 1st Boy
Antonín Kumbera Antonín Kumbera ... 2nd Boy
Ilse Bischofova Ilse Bischofova ... The Woman (as Irma Bischofova)
Ivan Asic Ivan Asic
Jan Riha Jan Riha
August Bischof August Bischof
Josef Koggel Josef Koggel
Oscar Müller Oscar Müller ... (as Oskar Müller)
Anton Schich Anton Schich
Rudolf Stolle Rudolf Stolle
Josef Koblizek Josef Koblizek
Josef Kubat Josef Kubat
Rudolf Lukásek Rudolf Lukásek
Bohumil Moudry Bohumil Moudry
Karel Navratil 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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Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

German | Czech

Release Date:

14 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Really liked it at first, then...
20 November 2004 | by wadetaylorSee 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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