Zbynek Brynych's award-winning film presents a vivid picture of the infamous Terezm Ghetto during World War II, where thousands of Jews from around Europe were held awaiting transportation 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. Scripted by survivor Arnost Lustig (Diamonds of the Night) and filmed in Terezm itself, Transport from Paradise is a profoundly affecting drama shot through with moments of strange and intense beauty. This powerful and haunting feature lingers in the mind long after viewing.