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Closely Watched Trains (1966) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • A young man follows his father's footsteps and joins the railway company, where he learns the job and has his first affair. Set in the country, during the German occupation.

    - Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>
  • Comedy-drama about a young man employed in a tiny station during World War II. Milos Hrma, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice at a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, he embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot. Milos becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage.

    - Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>
  • An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

    - Written by J. Spurlin

Synopsis

The time is the 1940s, sometime during the period of the Nazi Occupation in Czechoslovakia and Milos Hrma (Vaclav Neckar) is telling the viewer about his ancestors and their working history...

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