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Closely Watched Trains (Ostře Sledované Vlaky) (1966)

Closely Watched Trains
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Václav Neckár

Václav Neckár

Milos Hrma
Josef Somr

Josef Somr

Hubicka
Vladimír Valenta

Vladimír Valenta

Max
Alois Vachek

Alois Vachek

Novak
Ferdinand Kruta

Ferdinand Kruta

Uncle Noneman
Jitka Scoffin

Jitka Scoffin

Masa


Written by
Jirí Menzel

Jirí Menzel

screenplay


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4 years, 2 months ago at Jun 8 11:26
An odd little film from the Czech Republic focusing on a young man’s appointment at a rail station and his experiences there during the Nazi occupation.

From first impressions the film appears to be a comedy, albeit a black one. Milos tells us of his doomed forefathers and the amusing ways they met their demise; and this is followed by his first interactions with the somewhat motl... read more
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Description: Comedy-drama about a young man employed in a tiny station during World War II. Milos Hrma, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice at a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, he embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and ... (more)
Release date: 18 November 1966
UPC: 037429161524
Czech (11), 1960s (8), Comedy (8), War (7), Drama (7), Czechoslovakia (6), 1966 (4), Romance (4), (4), Death (3), Train (3), World War 2 (3), Coming Of Age (3), Sex (3), World War II (2), Classic (2), Classics (2), Loss Of Virginity (2), Nazi (2), WWII (2)
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"Elokuvan poliittiset taustat tai hetket eivät järisyttäneet erityisemmin mieltä. Harvemmin niin nyt ylipäätään tapahtuisi omalla kohdalla. Käteen jäi lähinnä yksitoikkoinen ja hitaasti liikkuva komedia tyyppillisellä pääjuonella, jonka hahmot käyttäytyvät olevinaan hieman vakavapohjaiselle ja alakuloiselle komedialle aivan liian hölmösti ja ylivedetysti. Nämä asiat eivät loksahda yhteen. Enemmänkin tulee vaikutelma jostain pikkuisesta ja harmittomasta hupailusta, jossa ei"


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