Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains

Ostře sledované vlaky (Motion picture)

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  • Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.


  • Title from opening frames (about 4:50 minutes into film) and container.
  • Credits in English from booklet: Directed by Jiří Menzel ; produced by Dr. Zdeněk Oves ; screenplay by Bohumil Hrabel and Jiří Menzel from the novel by Bohumil Hrabal ; director of photography, Jaromír Šofr ; edited by Jiřini Lukesová ; music by Jiří Šust ; wardrobe by Olga Dimitrovová.
  • Credits in English from Internet Movie Database: Directed by Jiří Menzel ; screenplay by Bohumil Hrabel and Jiří Menzel ; script editor, Václav Nývlt ; produced by Zdeněk Oves ; production company, Filmové studio Barrandov.
  • Based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal.
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1966.
  • Includes U.S. theatrical trailer in English.
  • Booklet includes essay by Richard Schickel, film critic for Time and author of Matinee Idylls.
  • DVD in original 1.33:1 aspect ratio presentation; new digital transfer; Dolby digital mono.
  • In Czech with optional English subtitles.
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