Film to Watch - Closely Watched Trains

Watch the film called "Closely Watched Trains". It was made by Jirí Menzel in 1966, based on a novel by Bohumil Hrabal, and it is one of the masterpieces of "Czechoslovak New Wave" of the 1960s. It goes back to the 2nd World War (21 years after its end) when Czech lands were occupied by the "Third Reich" - Nazi Germany. The film also focuses on personal life of Miloš, a young man who starts his job at a train station and is immersed in his love problems. There are also other characters working at the station who each has different issues. Beside those, there is also the character called Zednicek regularly visiting the station, a Czech German on the side of Nazi Germans. Please watch the film carefully - even in parts that seem "without action", there are many things going on. Focus more closely on these questions:

- Hrabal´s novels were famous for the celebration of beauty of everyday life. Where can you see this?

- Is there a main conflict? What is it?

Write a paragraph on these. You can find the film on (Czech?) Netflix or here:

(Please let me know if there are any technical problems watching the film.)