Romeo, Juliet and Darkness

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Romeo, Juliet and Darkness
Directed by Jiří Weiss
Written by Jan Otčenášek, Jiří Weiss
Starring Ivan Mistrík, Daniela Smutná
Music by Jirí Srnka
Cinematography Václav Hanuš
Edited by Miloslav Hájek
Release dates
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

Romeo, Juliet and Darkness (Czech: Romeo, Julie a tma) is a Czech drama film directed by Jiří Weiss. It was released in 1960. The film deals with the problems of a young Jewish woman hidden from the Gestapo by her student lover. The film is inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.[1]


Winner of the Golden Seashell at the 1960 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1960 Taormina International Film Festival.


  1. ^ Howard, Tony "Shakespeare's Cinematic Offshoots" in Shaughnessy, Robert (ed.) "The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture" (Cambridge University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-60580-9) p.297

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