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  • Director

    Jirí Menzel

  • Starring

    Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsky, Vladimír Valenta, Alois Vachek

  • Run Time

    92 mins

  • Release Year

    1966

  • Country of Origin

    Czechoslovakia

  • Certificate

    15

  • Format

    Digital

Closely Observed Trains

Part of the Senior Selections Season

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A real charmer from the heyday of the Czech New Wave. Despite being set during the German occupation, it is totally immersed in the pubescent problems of Milos, who takes up his first job as an apprentice railway platform guard with the anti-social resolve to do as little work as possible while others slave. A wonderfully funny observational drama about a sleepy little backwater depot where nothing ever happens, but where there is a whole universe of frustration, eroticism, adventure and romance.



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