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Diamonds of the Night


Directed by Jan Němec

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The debut feature from Jan Němec (The Party and the Guests), Diamonds of the Night is a thrilling and startlingly original work of cinema.

Told almost without dialogue, it chronicles the tense and desperate journey of two teenage boys who are trying to stay alive after escaping from a German train bound for a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. 

With its virtuoso cinematography, deft editing and brilliantly utilised soundtrack, the film is a landmark of the Czech New Wave.

  • Newly filmed appreciation by author and film programmer Peter Hames
  • Booklet featuring essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Photo gallery
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SKU 5060114150393
Catalogue Number DVD045
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1964
Director Nemec, Jan
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Czechoslovakia
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Original mono (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Czech
Running time 64 min
DVD region 2
Certificate 12
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