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Transport from Paradise now on DVD

26 MARCH 2014 - Zbyněk Brynych's 1962 award-winning film has been released for the first time in the UK by Second Run DVD. The film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezín Ghetto under Nazi control during World War II. Scripted by survivor Arnošt Lustig (Diamonds of the Night), based on his personal experiences and filmed in Terezín itself, Transport from Paradise is a profoundly affecting drama shot through with moments of strange and intense beauty.

The film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezín Ghetto under Nazi control during World War II. Terezín (or Theresienstadt) was an international marshaling community in Czechoslovakia where thousands of Jews from around Europe were held before being told they were being transferred to Nazi ‘work camps’. The inhabitants are forced to participate in a sickening charade to convince an imminent Red Cross delegation that normal life continues in the Ghetto. Gradually, a sense of the cold grip of terror gathers as the Nazi’s grotesque preparations for genocide become clear.

"One of the most brilliant works of both the Czech New Wave and Holocaust cinema"
Dennis Grunes, A Short Chronology of World Cinema

"There have been several distinguished films about life in Nazi-controlled central European ghettoes during World War II - Schindler’s List, The Pianist, Jakob the Liar - but none are quite like Zbyněk Brynych’s extraordinary evocation of Terezín"
Michael Brooke, MovieMail

DVD Special features:
• Booklet featuring an essay by author and playwright Roy Kift • New digital transfer with restored picture and sound
• New and improved English subtitle translation
• Optimal quality dual-layer disc

Transport from Paradise (Transport z ráje)
Second Run DVD release date: 10 March 2014
Feature: 92 minutes; Language: Czech, German
Subtitles: English
RRP: £12.99

www.secondrundvd.com