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Closely Watched Trains (18-Nov-1966)

Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky

Director: Jirí Menzel

Writers: Bohumil Hrabal; Jirí Menzel

From novel by: Bohumil Hrabal

Music: Jirí Sust

Producer: Zdenek Oves

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Train, WWII, Coming of Age

In Nazi-occupied Bohemia, Milos Hrma's attempt to lose his virginity with his girlfriend does not go well; his physician recommends finding an older woman to provide this special type of instruction. Milos is employed as a apprentice train watcher, his supervisor is an incorrigible womanizer. And he sees sexual imagery in everyday objects, which does not help. Won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


Václav Neckár   ...   Milos Hrma
Josef Somr   ...   Hubicka
Vlastimil Brodsky   ...   Zednicek
Vladimír Valenta   ...   Max
Alois Vachek   ...   Novak
Ferdinand Kruta   ...   Uncle Noneman
Jitka Bendová   ...   Masa
Jitka Zelenohorská   ...   Zdenka
Nada Urbánková   ...   Victoria Freie
Libuse Havelková   ...   Max's Wife
Kveta Fialová   ...   Countess
Pavla Marsálková   ...   Mother
Milada Jezková   ...   Zdenka's Mother
Zuzana Minichova   ...   [Role undetermined]
V. Fiser   ...   Supporting Cast
M. Homola   ...   Supporting Cast
K. Hovorka   ...   Supporting Cast
V. Hrabánek   ...   Supporting Cast
F. Husák   ...   Supporting Cast
J. Kodet   ...   Supporting Cast
J. Kotva   ...   Supporting Cast
F. Marek   ...   Supporting Cast
J. Pech   ...   Supporting Cast
A. Prazák   ...   Supporting Cast
D. Zikánová   ...   Supporting Cast


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