Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Closely Watched Trains (Ostre sledované vlaky)

Czechoslovakia 1966

Details imdb

Seen 18 June 2012

Love amidst the war

IMDB 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience  87% liked it
A simple tale at first glance. A young man having difficulties in having a relationship with his girl friend. The story telling feels Kafkaesque with the little subtleties thrown throughout the film. I'm sure I missed quite a few gems even with the help of the subtitles. I'll give this an 8.0/10

My impressions:

The young man is eager
His first job, and the chance
To learn and observe
From the experienced
Not just learning about the job
But about love and life itself

He has a girl friend
Who tries to initiate him
In the arts of love but
Maybe the pressure to perform
Seems too much such that
He did not succeed in his duty

He tries to find a solution

He resumes his job
Determined to change
For the better
For his love, the girl and his nation

He has what it takes
To make his mark as a man

No comments: