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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 at 7.15pm
Czech season
  • Second World War comedy...
  • 1966
  • Czechoslovakia
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
 
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At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia a bumbling, shy young station guard attempts to lose his virginity in Jirí Menzel's brilliant and tender Comedy/ Drama. Winner of the 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Closely Observed Trains is "a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the 1960's Czech New Wave."

Director:

 
Jirí Menzel

Screenplay:

 
Jirí Menzel, Bohumil Hrabal

Cast:

 
Václav Neckár, Jitka Bendova, Vladimir Valenta, Josef Somr, Libuse Havelkova and Vlastimil Brodský

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