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Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) (1964)




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Diamonds of the Night is set in Czechoslovakia during World War II. Ladislav Jansky and Antonin Kumbera play two Jewish youths who escape from a concentration camp-bound train. Captured by local peasants on a charge of stealing bread, the boys are sentenced to a firing squad. It turns out that the villagers have no real stomach for killing, and the boys merely go through the motions of a mock execution. They are let go, and continue their journey to freedom. Diamonds of the Night was originally released as Demanty Noci. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Nemec's debut stunner feels even more potent now that it's been freed of the expectations and delineations of a national movement.

November 5, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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One loses interest. It looks unreal.

May 21, 2005 | Full Review…

The technique is the jaggedly familiar one of cuts to fantasy and memories; the result painful but pitiful, with something new to say about the inhumanity, not of official fiends, but of everyday old men out on a spree.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Not just specifically about the Second World War, Nemec's film still has resonance today as a broader allegory for the politics of power and the often belligerent attitude of the old towards the young.

November 8, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…


May 22, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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