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Closely Watched Trains (Ostře Sledované Vlaky) (1966)

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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
Bohumil Hrabal Bohumil Hrabal
(novel)
Jirí Menzel Jirí Menzel
screenplay


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4 years, 8 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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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 self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Milos becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.
Release date: 18 November 1966
UPC: 037429161524
Tags: Czech (11), Comedy (8), 1960s (8), Drama (7), War (7), Czechoslovakia (6), Romance (4), (4), 1966 (4), Coming Of Age (3), World War 2 (3), Sex (3), Death (3), Train (3), Classic (2), Classics (2), Loss Of Virginity (2), Nazi (2), WWII (2), Foreign (2)
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