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Démanty noci

Jan Němec Czechoslovakia, 1964

saitosouta's rating of the film Diamonds of the Night

4.5 "Démanty noci" is the magnific proof that Jan Němec is the extraordinary auteur beyond Czech-Slovakian New Wave. Exterminating historical or psychological information at extreme level with elliptical editing, this movie becomes the metaphor of life itself. Chased by amorphous dread and encrosed by infinite voidness, our life plunges into existential devastation and complete darkness. A masterpiece.