Oscar-winning comedy-drama from Czech New Wave director and actor Jiri Menzel (Larks on a String, I served the King of England). Set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII, a shy clerk at a village train station fails in his first attempt at making-love. Feeling inadequate and despondent, a local doctor gives him some advice and he tries again and finally succeeding with the most unlikely of candidates. This is a gentle film about innocence, sit back and be charmed.
‘Menzel’s love of small detail and his tenderness towards his characters leaves in almost everything your average Hollywood editor would cut … quietly uproarious.’
Derek Malcolm, Guardian.
Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film plus BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations.
Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský
|Title||Closely Observed Trains (Members’ Choice)|
|Directed by||Jiri Menzel|
|Running Time||92 mins|