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    Unique ID Code: 0000057274
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    Added on: 16/2/2004 16:01
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    Closely Observed Trains (UK)

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    One of the finest examples of the Czech New Wave movement of the mid-1960s
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 88 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Jiri Menzel`s tragicomic Closely Observed Trains is generally regarded as one of the finest examples of the Czech New Wave movement of the mid-1960s. Universally acclaimed by critics, in 1967 the film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The story concerns Milos Hrma, a trainee dispatcher at the local village railway station during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Keen to follow in the footsteps of his work-shy father, grandfather and great grandfather before him, Milos is intent on getting through life with as little effort as possible. Oblivious to the ongoing war and social unrest around him, he is obsessed and sexually frustrated by his ongoing failure to lose his virginity to Masa, a beautiful train conductress...

    Special Features:
    Liner notes
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Czech

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jirí Menzel

    Written By:

    Alois Vachek
    Vladimír Valenta
    Vlastimil Brodský
    Josef Somr
    Václav Neckár

    Soundtrack By:
    Jirí Sust

    Director of Photography:
    Jaromír Sofr

    Jirina Lukesová

    Costume Designer:
    Olga Dimitrovová

    Zdenek Oves

    Arrow Films

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