REVIEW FOR CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS - AN CZECH FILM BY JIRI MENZIL
Set during WW2 this story is about a young man, Milos Hrma, who has inherited a cushy railroad job in a small Czechoslovakian town. he begins his training just as the German occupation is setting in. It's hard to tell what the chief influences have been in Milos' life. His father lies in bed with a long-ago healed injury, happily collecting his pension. His grandfather, a hypnotist, was killed while standing in front of the invading German tanks, trying to 'hypnotize' them into retreat. Milos shows little interest in the German occupation or the war. his chief concerns are adjusting to the new job and finding a way to lose his virginity.
The uncomplicated Milos begins to become influenced by a co-worker who is passionately opposed to the occupying forces. We are surprised by the actions of the seemingly oblivious Milos when he takes part in a covert act of sabotage, with devastating results. The movie will be screened on the 14th of February at Sarathi Studios at 1630 hours. It is directed by Jiri Menzei.
Please contact Prakash Reddy of Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0265, 93910-20243 for further details.