Romeo, Julia a tma (Romeo, Juliet and Darkness) (Sweet Light in a Dark Room) (1959)

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Set in Prague during the Nazi occupation, this is the story of a man who hides a Jewish girl who escaped when her family was captured. When he falls in love with the girl, complications set in when his mother becomes suspicious and when he becomes a suspect in the murder of a Nazi officer. Feeling she has become too much of a problem for him, the girl tries to run away, with tragic consequences. The film was directed by Jiri Weiss, a Czechoslovakian filmmaker who had been forced to leave Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Dana Smutna
as Hanka
Jirina Sejbalová
as Pavel's Mother
Frantisek Smolík
as Grandfather
Josef Kozak
as Janitor
Anna Meliskova
as Kubrychtova
Milos Nedbal
as Headmaster
Ela Poznerova
as Neighbor
Vladimír Ráz
as Class Master
Jan Skopecek
as Secret Agent
Vaclav Sloup
as Student
Karlicka Svobodova
as Marticka Wurmova
Vera Tichánková
as Farmer's Wife
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Weiss studies two tragic figures in the midst of WWII in Czechoslovakia,a Jewish girl and an "Aryan" as the girl decides to call him before she gets to know his warm yet brave personality.The reason why this forsaken by the public film wasn't met with any accolades at the time it was released: critics don't often look beyond the academic rules and this is not an ordinary theatrical valley of kings and queens....it's an event,a glance,a prejudiced antagonism and it could have happened no matter the place and the time.

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