A Classic presentation from Horsham Film Society
Czechoslovakia 1966 Cert 15 93 min B&W Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Director: Jirí Menzel Writers: Bohumil Hrabal Starring: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský
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 favours 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….
Won the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968.