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Closely Watched Trains

1966 Rated UR 1hr 33m

Surrounded by but seemingly removed from the violence of World War II, a naïve railroad apprentice (Václav Neckár) working at a train station in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia carves some excitement out of his humdrum existence by exploring his own sexuality. Jirí Menzel directs this Oscar-winning foreign-film classic based on a novel by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, who co-wrote the screenplay with Menzel.

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Movie Details

TIME® Magazine List
  • All-TIME 100 Movies
1969 BAFTA®
  • Best Film nominee
1968 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film nominee
1968 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Czech: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.