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Three extraordinary films from the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema. Three extraordinary films from the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema.
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A collection of three extraordinary films from the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema. This brief five-year period, from 1963 to 1968, produced an astonishing sequence of films that made a huge impact on world cinema. Now, fifty years on, these films remain as remarkable as ever.

Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)

Considered on of cinema's greatest debuts, Nemec's thrilling and startlingly original work chronicles the desperate journey of two teenage boys escaping from a train bound for a Nazi concentration camp.

1964 | 64 mins | B&W | 1.33 :1 full frame 

Intimate Lighting (Intimní osvetlení)

Regarded as one of the finest works of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this wonderfully subtle and affectionately comic study of provincial life becomes, in Passer's masterful hands, a film of profound compassion and universal resonance.

1965 | 72 mins | B&W | 1.33 :1 full frame 

The Cremator (Spalovac mrtvol)

A nightmarish comedy of terror about a cremator working in Nazi-occupied Prague able to give vent to his increasingly deranged impulses. Uniquely dark and disturbing, heightened with a a score by the great Zdenek Liska.

1968 | 95 mins | B&W | 16:9 / 1.85:1

A collection of three extraordinary films from the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema. This brief five-year period, from 1963 to 1968, produced an astonishing sequence of films that made a huge impact on world cinema. Now, fifty years on, these films remain as remarkable as ever.

Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)

Considered on of cinema's greatest debuts, Nemec's thrilling and startlingly original work chronicles the desperate journey of two teenage boys escaping from a train bound for a Nazi concentration camp.

1964 | 64 mins | B&W | 1.33 :1 full frame 

Intimate Lighting (Intimní osvetlení)

Regarded as one of the finest works of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this wonderfully subtle and affectionately comic study of provincial life becomes, in Passer's masterful hands, a film of profound compassion and universal resonance.

1965 | 72 mins | B&W | 1.33 :1 full frame 

The Cremator (Spalovac mrtvol)

A nightmarish comedy of terror about a cremator working in Nazi-occupied Prague able to give vent to his increasingly deranged impulses. Uniquely dark and disturbing, heightened with a a score by the great Zdenek Liska.

1968 | 95 mins | B&W | 16:9 / 1.85:1

Extras

- Diamonds of the Night - a filmed appreciation by Peter Hames - Intimate Lighting - a filmed interview with Ivan Passer - The Cremator - a filmed appreciation by the Quay Brothers - Booklets with each film, featuring essays by writer and film historian Michael Brooke, writer/broadcaster Philip Bergson and writer/producer Daniel Bird

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SKU 5060114150690
Catalogue Number DVD074
Subtitle A Collection
Product contents 3 discs
Year 1964 - 68
Director Nemec, Jan; Passer, Ivan; Herz; Juraj
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Czechoslovakia
Subtitles English
Language(s) Czech
Certificate 15

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