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Closely Watched Trains

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A reflective, unprepossessing drama about the coming of age of an unambitious young man working as a train dispatcher during the Second World War. Very typical of the Czech New Wave's interest in innocents tragically caught in the crossfire of history. Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film.

    Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1967

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CL0100

  • Credits
    Vaclav Neckar, Vladimir Valenta
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This is one of those magic instances where tragedy and wistful comedy mesh in a remarkably seamless whole..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...An understated tragicomedy....The characters are drawn with naturalistic humor....Menzel sets in motion an act of subversion that is matter-of-fact in its drama..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[T]his Oscar-winning black comedy is a real treat....Funny and subversive."
    Total Film

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