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Closely Watched Trains (1966)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 18, 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 32 minutes

Country Czechoslovakia

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Other Titles
• Closely Watched Trains
• Sharply Watched Trains
• Closely Observed Trains
• Ostre Sledovane Vlaky

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, World War II, Coming Of Age, Experimental, Psychodrama

Plot: The 1966 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, "Closely Watched Trains" is a charming look at the life a young train conductor during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. He is ineptly led into an erotic encounter with a beautiful girl and fails to perform. But this unlikely hero takes a stand when his village is threatened by the occupying German Army.

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 Directed by
 Written by
Bohumil Hrabal
Short Cut, Larks on a String, The Snowdrop Festival
Josef Somr
My Sweet Little Village, The Snowdrop Festival, Three Veterans
Alois Vachek
Capricious Summer
Ferdinand Kruta
Larks on a String, Pesti ve tme, Zlocin v santánu
Miroslav Homola
Joachim, Put It in the Machine, Baron Prásil, The Stolen Airship
Karel Hovorka
Capricious Summer, Cintamani a podvodnik, Ideální manzel
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