Jiří Menzel’s Closely Watched Trains (Ostře sledované vlaky) is arguably Adapted from Bohumil Hrabal’s slender novel, it was the first Czech. Ostre Sledovane Vlaky (Closely Watched Trains) [Bohumil Hrabal] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First edition Czech language only of. reviews Bohumil Hrabal’s Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky) – Grade: B.

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More Top Movies Trailers Forums. I think the episodic, anecdotal nature of movies from this country is partly the reason why foreigners sometimes have difficulty taking to Czech cinema. Sure, his Grandfather did try facing down the tanks when they first invaded, attempting to drive them back via hypnosis, but they promptly drove over and killed him.

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Ostře sledované vlaky (Closely Watched Trains)

Manhood achieved, Hrma is ready to take on the Nazis. Burnt by the Sun — Nikita Mikhalkov Archived from the original on There’s an interestingly parodoxical scene where the hero, unable to “achieve manhood”, as he phrases it, goes to a brothel to commit suicide.

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Jitka Zelenohorska as Sotre. However, embracing the possibility that this may ruin my status as a reviewer for ever, I believe its undeserved reputation significantly underestimates Czech cinema. Airwaynet Fast and reliable internet connection in Prague! Closely Watched Trains View All Critic Reviews Menzel sledovae Hrabal worked together closely on the script, making a number of modifications to the novel.

A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed “Aryan controller” of a Jewish widow’s store.

Filmed in minimalist style, it’s far more interesting visually than most cluttered and clunky modern Hollywood fare June 28, Rating: Closely Watched Trains 7. In his static, inwards lifestyle, the character Milos, played by Vaclav Neckar, prefers to wither in his personal frustrations than to focus on the approaching German occupation; soon enough the clash of external violence and profound self-loathing send him over the edge and make him abandon his usual observant position.

Dangerous Moves — Richard Dembo May 17, Rating: Elvira B Super Reviewer. Mortal Engines by Raymond Johnston – Prague. Filmed in minimalist style, it’s far more interesting visually than most cluttered and clunky modern Hollywood fare.

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My partner was so bored she walked out half way through it. Nowhere in Africa — Caroline Link But I admired him for joining in the family tradition of crazy resistance. It just seems to be that sort of summer. An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. More of PTV Media. On Disc at Amazon. A factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, deprived of male company since the local boys have It may sound all very gloomy, and can be very heartbreaking at times, but the film is also very funny, full of black humor and awkward sexual metaphors.


Set in the late s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect “bourgeois elements”, a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Co-written by the director and Hrabal, Closely Observed Trains is a fairly light-hearted romp, without any overtly political rabblerousing. In a Better World — Susanne Bier I’m unfamiliar with Czech New Wave cinema or the historical contexts that must have affected the film’s production.

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