In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of train conductor Masa, Milos has no luck. His quest leads him to a female Resistance fighter who, in passing, recruits him to the cause. As Milos finally finds love, danger draws closer.

  1. Jiří Menzel

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Bohumil Hrabal


Top Billed Cast

  1. Václav Neckář

    Václav Neckář

    Trainee Milos Hrma

  2. Josef Somr

    Josef Somr

    Train dispatcher Hubicka

  3. Vlastimil Brodský

    Vlastimil Brodský

    Counselor Zednicek

  4. Vladimír Valenta

    Stationmaster Max

  5. Alois Vachek


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Original Title Ostře sledované vlaky

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1966


Original Language Czech

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

Revenue -



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