CreatorJanus Films ; Československý filmový ústav ; Ústřední půjčovna filmů v Praze ; scénář Bohumil Hrabal, Jiří Menzel ; dramaturg, Václav Nývlt ; vedouci výroby, Zdeněk Oves ; režie, Jiří Menzel ; Filmové studio Barrandov
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.
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