Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
When the Nazis invade Prague, they sweep though the Jewish quarter to round up the "undesirables" in this compelling World War Il drama. Bozena (Jana Brejchova) is a young Czech girl who joins the resistance movement after witnessing Nazi atrocities. Soon she falls in love, but the Gestapo is on the trail of the members of the underground fighting against the Germans. When the film was rejected by the committee of the Cannes Film Festival in 1965, the public uproar in Germany caused even more people to see the film. This was not the only questionable rejection by the Cannes committee, as Satyajit Ray's drama Charulata was also inexplicably excluded that same year.