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Closely Watched Trains Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vaclav Neckar, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsky

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CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS, a Czechoslovakian movie directed by Jiri Menzel in 1966, won the award in the best foreign language film category in 1968. It's WWII and Czechoslovakia is under the control of the third Reich. Trainee Milos has just joined the railway company and is learning the job. Train dispatcher Hubicka will help him to become a man by finding the right girl for Milos.
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A superb movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist Sexing?    -   first sexual experience

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt Is this movie based on a    -   book

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