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Closely Watched Trains (Czech: Ostře sledované vlaky) is a 1966 Czechoslovak film directed by Jiří Menzel. It was released in the United Kingdom as Closely Observed Trains. It is a coming-of-age story about a boy working at a train station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II. The film is based on a story by Bohumil Hrabal. It was produced by Barrandov Studios and filmed on location in Central Bohemia. It won the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968.