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Démanty noci

Jan Němec Czechoslovakia, 1964

Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Diamonds of the Night

Probably I don't like this much for the reasons most folk do: because it strips the context away. Beckett makes a Holocaust film. No mention of Jews, Nazis, or even war, so it becomes merely two young fellows running through the forest from guys with guns, with dream and flashback. M. Atkinson describes this with words like "postmodern," "abstracted," and "ambiguous," meant as praise, but for me that's the trouble.