Ostre sledovane vlaky / Closely Watched Trains (1966) DVD9 Restored version
Plot of the film, based on the short story by Bohumil Hrabal, is set in Autumn of 1944. Bohemia is occupied by Nazis, but not for long, because Germany is losing on all fronts. But the prospect of liberation doesn't seem to bother ordinary people, at least those employed in Kostomlaty rail station. One of them is Milos Hrma (played by Vaclav Neckar), young trainee who has just began to follow family tradition and earn his living by working in government service. He is introduced to the job by Hubicka (played by Josef Somr), womanising train dispatcher whose constant success with opposite sex causes the envy of an old and obese station manager Max (played by Vladimir Valenta). But Max is not the only one sexually frustrated; in such atmosphere of debauchery Milos is painfully reminded of his own problems in relationship with conductress Masa (played by Jitka Bendova), caused by his sexual inexperience. In the meantime, war is still going on...

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:29:04 | 7.29 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Czech(Ceske)
Subtitles: English, Czech(Ceske)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Director: Jiri Menzel
Cast: Vaclav Neckar, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsky
Country: Czechoslovakia

Short films:
-- A selection from the Czech sound newsreels
-- About the Little Ones for the Grown-ups
-- The Art of Loving
-- Our Dear Mister Foerster Died
-- About Cats, Beatniks and Everything Else
-- Today I Got an "F" Grade
-- Licorice

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