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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Ostře sledované vlaky (Closely Watched Trains)

The year-old Jiri Menzel registers a remarkable directorial debut. Retrieved from ” https: Full Cast and Crew.

Filmed in minimalist style, it’s far more interesting visually than most cluttered and clunky modern Hollywood fare June 28, Rating: People often laughed at my name.

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They collaborated on the script of the long-banned film Larks on a Stringfilmed in but not released untiland after Hrabal’s death in Menzel filmed another of Hrabal’s novels, I Served the King of Englandreleased in As with many Czech films, the pace is leisurely, driven by characters and situations rather than plot. Bicycle Thieves — Vittorio De Sica October 23, Rating: None of its cardboard characters are really developed and Closely Observed Trains seems very much like a slow paced version of a British “Carry On” film.


A Separation — Asghar Farhadi The film premiered in Czechoslovakia on 18 November Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

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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. Cinema Paradiso — Giuseppe Tornatore Learn more More Like This. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Was this review helpful to vlaaky My Uncle — Jacques Tati But ours was a famous family.

Assassination Nation by Raymond Johnston – Prague. The Shop on Main Street Tsotsi — Gavin Hood He undergoes several philosophical changes as he becomes attracted to the Czech underground.

Whereas most mainstream British and American films have a Beginning, Middle and an End, Czech films often feel like all Middle with a little bit of End. His country is still occupied and Nazi trains continue to roll through the station, but he and his countrymen have more or less accommodated themselves to the situation.


Closely Watched Trains /Ostře sledované vlaky/

Like them it feels very dated. An evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery.

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Menzel’s lyrical tragicomedy, which won the foreign-language Oscar, marks the end of creative freedom; it could not have been made after the Russian invasion of Closely Watched Trains Man up and fight the Nazis. It just seems to be that sort of summer. The Firemen’s Ball Closely Watched Trains Czech: What I saw was a slow film that didn’t amount to much beyond a self-conscious sex comedy.