Two Jewish boys (Antonin Kumbera, Ladislav Jansky) escape from a Nazi death-camp convoy and go wild and hungry.
Czechoslovakia/ Fic/ 1964/ 68 min
Director: Jan Němec
Producer: Jan Procházka, Erich Svabík
Scriptwriter: Arnošt Lustig, Jan Němec
Director of photography: Jaromír Šofr
Editor: Oldřich Bosák
Music: Vlastimil Hála, Jan Rychlík
Cast: Ladislav Jánsky, Antonín Kumbera, Ilse Bischofova
Jan Němec (July 1936 – March 2016) was a Czech filmmaker whose most important work dates from the 1960s. Film historian Peter Hames has described him as the "enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave. Němec studied under the director Václav Krška at FAMU, where he became particularly close friends with Menzel, Chytilová and Ewald Schorm in the late 1950s.
His debut feature was 1964 Holocaust drama Diamonds Of The Night. His next feature Report On The Party And Guests was a political satire that was banned by Communist censors as subversive. Following his 1968 documentary Oratorio For Prague, which depicted the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, the director was banned from making films in his native country.