A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland.

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Alois Nebel
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Kveta
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Nemý
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Wachek
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Starý Wachek
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Dorothe
Ján Sedal ...
Výcepní Sokin
Miloslav Marsálek ...
Strojvudce
Jirí Strébl ...
Ruský Dustojník
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Sestricka
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Esenbák
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Esenbák
Thomas Zielinski ...
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Polský Kriminalista
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Set in 1989 at the end of the Communist era even as the Berlin Wall was falling, a humble train dispatcher who's lived all his life in a small hamlet on the Czech side of the Czech-Polish border has been tormented by disturbing dreams about what happened to his ethnic German babysitter at the end of WW II. At the same time, a strange man of few to no words (is he mute?) in his mid 40s, shows up in the small hamlet with an old photograph and an ax. Much ensues... Written by Anonymous

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29 September 2011 (Czech Republic)  »

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Aloïs Nebel  »

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€2,500,000 (estimated)
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Czech Republic's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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27 October 2011 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Have you ever seen any Czech film? Wheter yes or not, this movie is perhaps the best shot taken in Czech Republic for ages. A great story about how a single person can face consequences of his memories, bad experience and false people surrounding him. If you ever felt lonely, all the scenes, the entire movie, would definitely capture you! Alois Nebel is a story about how a common people lived in an era, when the loneliness was everywhere, when working on a railway station was about self-fulfillment and when living in a virgin nature somewhere near to Czech-Polish frontiers was as great as living in a heaven. This movie is worth of every penny!


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