Closely Watched Trains ( aka Closely Observed Trains )

An ironic, funny film about a young man on his first job in a small town railroad station, trying to get sexually initiated (in hilarious scenes) who, unwittingly, becomes a tragic hero. This offbeat, tender film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.

Year: 1966
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Foreign Language Films, Eastern European Cinema, Best of the 1960s, Time Mag's 100 Best, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Czech Republic
Director: Jiri Menzel
Starring: Vaclav Neckar, Jitka Bendova, Vladimir Valenta
Duration: 93 Minutes
Rating: M
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films



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