Closely Watched Trains - Ostre sledované vlaky, Czech Republic 1966 (93 min.)
Capricous Summer - Rozmarné léto, Czech Republic 1968 (74 min.)
Larks on a Thread - Skrivánci na niti, Czech Republic 1969 (94 min.)


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Bonus Jiří Menzel- To Make a Comedy Is No Fun, documentary by Robert Kolinsky, Czech Republik  2016 (OV/g/f, 90 min.)

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Closely Watched Trains
Jiri Menzel Czech Republic 93′
The young Miloš Hrma, who speaks with misplaced pride of his family of misfits and malingerers, is engaged as a newly trained station guard in a small railway station during the Second World War and the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. He admires himself in his new uniform, and looks forward, like his prematurely-retired railwayman father, to avoiding real work.
Lerchen am Faden
Jiri Menzel Czech Republic 94′
Larks on a String is a Czech film directed by Jiří Menzel. The movie was banned by the Czechoslovak government. It saw release in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime. Menzel tells the stories of various characters considered bourgeois by Czechoslovakia's communist government in the 1950s, who have been forced to work in a junkyard for the purposes of re-education.
Ein launischer Sommer
Jiri Menzel Czech Republic 74′
Capricious Summer is a Czechoslovak comedy directed by Jiří Menzel. It is based on the novel Rozmarné léto (Summer of Caprice) by the Czech writer Vladislav Vančura. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. The film depicts a humorous story of three men, a colonel, a priest and a bath-keeper, during rainy summer days.
Jiri Menzel
Robert Kolinsky Czech Republic 80′
In 1968, Czechoslovakian director Jiří Menzel wins the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS – his first feature film ever. Only one year later his next film LARKS ON A STRING is banned by the government. But Menzel decides to stay in socialist Czechoslovakia and continues working as director and actor for theatre and film.
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To Make A Comedy Is No Fun