At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award™-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.

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Closely Watched Trains (1966)

War/Drama/Comedy · 1h 33m

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At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Wry and tender, Academy Award™-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave.

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Status

Released

Language

Czech

Country

Czech Republic

Production Company

Filmové studio Barrandov

Revenue

$1,500,000
Part Of
Cast
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Jirí Hálek

Zapisovatel (uncredited)
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Ferdinand Kruta

Uncle Noneman
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Dagmar Zikánová

Pokojska (as D. Zikanova)
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Jan Pech

(as J. Pech)
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Frantisek Marek

(as F. Marek)
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Jan Kotva

(as J. Kotva)
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Jirí Kodet

SS-man (as J. Kodet)
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Frantisek Husák

SS-man (as F. Husák)
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Vladimír Hrabánek

(as V. Hrabánek)
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Karel Hovorka

Hradlar (as K. Hovorka)
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Miroslav Homola

Tailor (as M. Homola)
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Václav Fiser

Plasterer (as V. Fiser)
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Milada Jezková

Zdenka's mother
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Pavla Marsálková

Mother
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Kveta Fialová

The countess
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Libuse Havelková

Max's wife
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Nada Urbánková

Victoria Freie
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Antonin Prazak

Controller (as A. Prazak)
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Jitka Scoffin

Masa (as Jitka Bendová)
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Jitka Zelenohorská

Zdenka
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Alois Vachek

Novak
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Vladimír Valenta

Max
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Vlastimil Brodský

Zednicek
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Josef Somr

Hubicka
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Václav Neckár

Milos Hrma
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Jirí Menzel

Dr. Brabec (uncredited)
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Pavel Landovský

Thief (uncredited)
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Bohumil Koska

Controller (uncredited)
Crew
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Jirí Menzel

Director
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Bohumil Hrabal

Writer
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Jirí Menzel

Writer
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Zdenek Oves

Producer
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Jaromír Sofr

Cinematograpy
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Jirina Lukesová

Editor
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Jirí Sust

Music
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Jirí Pavlik

Sound
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Oldrich Bosák

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Closely Watched Trains

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/18/2001

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