Closely Watched Trains

The Plot and Such:  In the Czech countryside during the Nazi occupation, young Milos (Václav Neckár) gets a job at the train station and tries with considerable frustration to lose his virginity.

Closely Watched Trains is a revelation–an absolutely gorgeous black and white film and a glimmering example of the best of the Czech New Wave. The first time I saw it, some of the shots just took my breath away.  Václav Neckár is excellent.  I want to see his other films, but they are not easy to come by.

Lucky you, it looks like Closely Watched Trains is available more or less in full online.

Closely Watched Trains (1966) pt. 1 by karimberdi

Closely Watched Trains (1966) pt. 2 by karimberdi

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