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Closely Observed Trains

Ostře sledované vlaky · dir. Jiři Menzel
Czechoslovakia 1966, 93’

Closely Observed Train is a comedy-drama about a young man employed in a tiny station during World War II. Miloš Hrma, a 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 eroticism and… frustration. During this trip, Miloš suddenly becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train.

Director:Jiři Menzel
Screenplay:Bohumil Hrabal, Jiři Menzel
Music:Jiří Šust
Cinematography:Jaromír Šofr
Editing:Jiřina Lukešová
Cast:Václav Neckář, Jitka Bendová
Awards:Najlepszy Film Nieanglojęzyczny / Best Foreign Language Movie (Oskary / Oscars 1968)