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I too remember this film from my childhood. Another Czechoslovak gem, just like Three Gifts for Cinderella (Tri Orisky pro Popelku) that was a frequent part of my boyhood holidays. In Britain it was split into a 3 part series and narrated, and called either The Train to Heaven or The Train to Station Heaven (as in the Czech title). My memory of it is hazy now, just a whirl of strange moments....snowy landscapes, a headless horseman, the girl having her long hair cut, boys picking their way over railway tracks....God knows what it was all about but I remember enjoying it as a child and it obviously made an impression. I would love to see it again if it were released on DVD/VHS.
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