Romeo, Juliet and Darkness

  • 1960
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Jirí Weiss
  • Cast: Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná

Weiss's film takes the fundamental plot of Shakespeare's play and sets it in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, where a Czech boy helps to hide a Jewish girl and her family.

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Romeo, Juliet and Darkness

11 Apr 20073 stars

Jirí Weiss' fine 1960 film is a tale of moral ambivalence and youthful idealism. Set in 1942 Czechoslovakia at a time when the Nazis were occupying the country and the Jews were hounded out of it. Pavel (Ivan Mistrík) falls in love with the Jewish Hanka…

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