Closely Watched Trains
- Original title
Ostre sledované vlaky (Closely Watched Trains)
- Running time
- 93 min.
Jirí Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal (Novel: Bohumil Hrabal)
Jaromír Sofr (B&W)
Filmové studio Barrandov
Drama. Comedy | II World War. Trains. Czechoslovak New Wave
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Picture
: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film and Soundtrack
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection - Out of Competition
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