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Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 2, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: director, screenwriter

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A leading filmmaker of the Czech new wave who made literary-inspired shorts before crafting his first feature, "Diamonds of the Night" (1964), Nemec is known for his intense psychological studies of familial and/or political oppression. His themes are perhaps best represented by "A Report on the Party and the Guests" (1966). Long a critic of the totalitarian Communist state, Nemec celebrated the short-lived Dubcek regime--and documented the Soviet invasion which crushed it--in "Oratorio for Prague" (1968). His career was stifled during the post-invasion years and, in 1974, he was permitted to emigrate to France where he directed one feature, "Le Decolete dans le dos" (1975). He later moved to the US but has been largely inactive except for a brief stint as a consultant to Philip Kaufman on "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988).Nemec was briefly married to costume designer/screenwriter Ester Krumbachova and later married singer Marta Kubisova.

A leading filmmaker of the Czech new wave who made literary-inspired shorts before crafting his first feature, "Diamonds of the Night" (1964), Nemec is known for his intense psychological studies of familial and/or political oppression. His themes are perhaps best represented by "A Report on the Party and the Guests" (1966). Long a critic of the totalitarian Communist state, Nemec celebrated the short-lived Dubcek regime--and documented the Soviet invasion which crushed it--in "Oratorio for Prague" (1968). His career was stifled during the post-invasion years and, in 1974, he was permitted to emigrate to France where he directed one feature, "Le Decolete dans le dos" (1975). He later moved to the US but has been largely inactive except for a brief stint as a consultant to Philip Kaufman on "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988).

Nemec was briefly married to costume designer/screenwriter Ester Krumbachova and later married singer Marta Kubisova.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Nocni Hovory s Matku (2005) Director
2.
  Diamonds of the Night (1968) Director
3.
  Martyrs of Love (1968) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nocni Hovory s Matku (2005) Himself
2.
 Sametova Kocovina (2001) Himself
3.
 Corpus Delicti (1992) Admirerer
4.
 '68 (1988) Dezso Horvath
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1960:
Directed short film "A Loaf of Bread/A Bite to Eat/The Morsel"
1964:
Directed first feature, "Diamonds in the Night"
1968:
Directed documentary about Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, "Oratorio for Prague"
1974:
Allowed to emmigrate to France
:
Moved to US
1988:
Acted as consultant on Philip Kaufman's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
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Education

FAMU: - 1960

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wife:
Ester Krumbachova. Screenwriter, costume designer. Divorced.
wife:
Marta Kubisova. Singer.

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