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Name: Jan Nemec  
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Date of Birth: 12th July 1936
Place of Birth: Prague, Czechoslovakia. [now Czech Republic]
Profession: Director
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Jan Něec (July 12, 1936, Prague) is a Czech filmmaker.

After attending FAMU (the Czechoslovak state film school), he began directing films in the 1960s, a period which became known as the New Wave in his native Czechoslovakia. A Holocaust-themed Diamonds of the Night was his first major success.

His most important work was A Report on the Party and the Guests, which earned the dubious infamy of being "banned for life." Its plot revolved around a group of friends on a picnic who are invited to a bizarre banquet by a charismatic sadist who eventually bullies them into blind conformity and brutality. Some have interpreted it as a political allegory about communism. This view is supported by the fact that his next important work was Oratorio for Prague, a documentary condemning the Soviets' actions in crushing the Prague Spring. Originally, it was released without credits so that its makers would escape punishement from the KGB.

Němec's work is characterized by its psychological depth and spontaneous visual approach. Němec continues to direct films in the Czech Republic.

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