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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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- Jirí Menzel
- 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
URUnrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Czech: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it