Closely Watched Trains ( Ostře sledované vlakyCzech:) is a Czechoslovak film comedy from 1966 directed by Jiří Menzel. The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name by author Bohumil Hrabal. In 1967 the film won the Oscar for best foreign film.
The film is set during the occupation of Czecho-Slovakia by the Germans in the Second World War. Miloš Hrma is a station master in training. He wants to gain experience in love. Causes all kinds of misunderstandings in the village station. Miloš also gets involved in a plot against the German occupiers. Partisans want to blow up a German train with ammunition. When the plan fails, Miloš a courageous act.
- Václav Neckář: Miloš Hrma
- Jitka Bendová: Controller Máša
- Vladimír Valenta: Stationmaster
- Libuše Havelková: wife of the station master
- Josef Somr: Dispatcher Hubička
- Alois Vachek: Stationsbeambte Novak
- Jitka Zelenohorská: Svatá Zdenička
- Vlastimil Brodský: Zedníček Raasman
- Ferdinand Krůta: Uncle Noneman
- Květa Fialová: Countess
- Naďa Urbánková: Viktoria Freie
- Jiří Menzel: Dr. Brabec
- Pavel Landovský: Thief
- Jiří Kodet: Ss