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Closely Watched Trains

based on novel or book world war ii coming of age railroad sexual awakening czech new wave czech resistance

Closely Watched Trains

Release Date: November 18, 1966

Year    :   1966
Slogan    :   «All it takes to make a man of a boy is a woman.»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Filmové studio Barrandov
Director    :   Jiří Menzel
Producers    :   Zdeněk Oves, Bohumil Šmída, Jaroslav Vágner, Otakar Jiříček, Ctibor Jeřábek
Writers    :   Jiří Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal, Bohumil Hrabal, Ladislav Fikar
RunTime    :   93 mins.

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.

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