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Year: 1966
Original Title: Ostre sledované vlaky
Length: 93 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

United States: October 15 1967


Ranking: 10,241 out of 15,706 movies (up 3670)


8.0 by 1 media


'Closely Observed Trains' is a Czechoslovakian drama directed by Jirí Menzel and set during Nazi occupation of the country. It tells the story of Milos, a young man who works at the train station with his companion and friend Hubicka. Both have to endure their insane and false boss Zednicek, but thank goodness is the beautiful telegrapher Zdenka. One day, the team is assigned a special commission, to monitor some of the station's most important trains, as they are essential to Hitler's occupation strategies in the region. Milos will see the mission as an opportunity to become a man, but a problem distracts him from his goal: he is not able to satisfy his girlfriend.


Cast Closely Observed Trains


Trivia Closely Observed Trains

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Films by the 1967 New York Times Film Critics. Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Schneider. Iva Janzurová turned down the part of Zdenicka Svatá, eventually played by Jitka Zelenohorská.