About

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot.

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Directed by

Jiří Menzel

Written by

Jiří Menzel (Screenplay)
Bohumil Hrabal (Novel)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

Czechoslovakia

Language

Czech

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

world war ii railroad

Lists

#50 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film