About

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...

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Directed by

Jiří Menzel

Written by

Jiří Menzel (Screenplay)
Bohumil Hrabal (Novel)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia

Language

Czech

Tagline

All it takes to make a man of a boy is a woman.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii train station railroad eastern europe

Lists

#439 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#50 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film