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Closely Watched Trains

Ostře sledované vlaky

Directed by Jiří Menzel
Czechoslovakia, 1966


At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Wry and tender, Jiri Menzel’s Academy Award-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation.

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Closely Watched Trains
Directed by Jiří Menzel

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1967 | Out of Competition

Academy Awards

1968 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1969 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

Directors Guild of America

1969 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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