Rent Closely Observed Trains (1966)

3.9 of 5 from 117 ratings
1h 28min
Rent Closely Observed Trains (aka Ostre sledované vlaky) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Milos Hrma, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice at a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, he embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Milos 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.
Actors:
, , , , , , Jitka Scoffin, , , Libuse Havelková, , Pavla Marsálková, , Zuzana Minichova, Václav Fiser, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Zdenek Oves, Carlo Ponti
Writers:
Bohumil Hrabal, Jirí Menzel
Others:
Jiri Pavlik
Aka:
Ostre sledované vlaky
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Czechoslovakia, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Awards:

1968 Oscar Best Foreign Film

BBFC:
Release Date:
17/02/2004
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
Czech
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Notes by U.S. author - Richard Schick
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/11/2015
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
Czech LPCM 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Appreciation by Czech film expert Peter Hames
  • Archive interviews with Jin Menzel, Jaromfr Sofr and historian Jan Lukes
  • Closely Observed Films: Michael Brooke explores the six-film collaboration between Jin Menzel and novelist Bohumil Hrabal

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Reviews (1) of Closely Observed Trains

A true classic. - Closely Observed Trains review by JD

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28/11/2018

A wonderful film, on so many levels.

Very funny inparts, but also erotic, sad and exciting.

One of the best black and white movies, with some stunning, unforgettable images ( the trains, the bare bottom to mention only two !)

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