Closely Watched Trains

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

The first feature from the 28-year-old Czech filmmaker Menzel is a comic, humanistic look at a teenage railway trainee, Milos (Neckar), who is sent off to a desolate station in Bohemia during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. Hidden away from much of the rest of the world, Milos and the very ordinary characters who pass through the station try to...read more

(Movie Clip) My Name Is Milos
Opening sequence, young Milos (Vaclav Neckar) narrating, in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, from director Jiri Menzel's Academy Award winning Closely Wa (more…)
Closely Watched Trains trailer
Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, Closely Watched Trains (1967) concerns the sexual misadventures of a young Czech railway worker.
(Movie Clip) Quite A Girl
First day on the knew job, in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Milos (Vaclav Neckar) is getting schooled by conductor Hubicka (Josef Somr), when his ador (more…)

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  • Review: The first feature from the 28-year-old Czech filmmaker Menzel is a comic, humanistic look at a teenage railway trainee, Milos (Neckar), who is sent off to a desolate station in Bohemia during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. Hidden away from much o… (more)

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