About the film
Martyrs of Love
Release Date: April 21, 1967
|Slogan||:||«We are all...»|
|Production Companies||:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Producers||:||Vladimír Tišer, Ladislav Novotný, Věra Kadlecová, Václav Havlík, Eva Kučerová|
|Writers||:||Ester Krumbachová, Ester Krumbachová, Ester Krumbachová, Jan Němec, Jan Němec, Bedřich Kubala|
This three-part ballad, which often uses music to stand in for dialogue, remains the most perfect embodiment of Nemec’s vision of a film world independent of reality. Mounting a defense of timid, inhibited, clumsy, and unsuccessful individuals, the three protagonists are a complete antithesis of the industrious heroes of socialist aesthetics. Martyrs of Love cemented Nemec’s reputation as the kind of unrestrained nonconformist the Communist establishment considered the most dangerous to their ideology.