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Closely Watched Trains (Ostře Sledované Vlaky) (1966)

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Starring (View all)
Václav Neckár Václav Neckár
Milos Hrma
Josef Somr Josef Somr
výpravcí Hubicka
Vlastimil Brodský Vlastimil Brodský
rada Zednícek
Jitka Zelenohorská Jitka Zelenohorská
Zdenicka Svatá
Nada Urbánková Nada Urbánková
Victoria Freie
Libuse Havelková Libuse Havelková
Prednostová
Kveta Fialová Kveta Fialová
Hrabenka
Milada Jezková Milada Jezková
Zdenina matka


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


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10 years, 4 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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2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 24 15:43
Episodic, but so wonderful and tender in its approach of Milos and war ans a not so wanted new society. Milos trying to solve his eyaculatio precoz probelma with a framer lady that is peeling a goose, or his frustrated suicide saw through a hole in the wall...
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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 (9), 1960s (9), Drama (8), War (8), Czechoslovakia (6), Romance (5), 1966 (5), (4), Death (3), World War 2 (3), Coming Of Age (3), Train (3), Nazi (2), Foreign (2), WWII (2), World War II (2)
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