Alois Nebel (UR - would be R - 4 Stars) - Honestly a stunning Czech adaptation of the “deep dark secret can’t be kept secret forever” film noir story line. Mild mannered, somewhat dour Alois Nebel, lifelong resident and train station conductor at a small mountain hamlet on the Czech-Polish border finds he needs help regarding troubling dreams he’s been having regarding the fate of a ethnic German teenager who had been his babysitter when he was a child. But it’s 1989 and Communist Czechoslovakia’s psychiatric establishment isn’t really geared to help troubled people but to keep people who can’t keep their mouths shut, SILENT… Then a strange man in his early to mid 40s who’s silent (is he mute?) comes into town with an old photograph … and an axe… Much ensues …

Alois Nebel (UR - would be R - 4 Stars) - Honestly a stunning Czech adaptation of the “deep dark secret can’t be kept secret forever” film noir story line. Mild mannered, somewhat dour Alois Nebel, lifelong resident and train station conductor at a small mountain hamlet on the Czech-Polish border finds he needs help regarding troubling dreams he’s been having regarding the fate of a ethnic German teenager who had been his babysitter when he was a child. But it’s 1989 and Communist Czechoslovakia’s psychiatric establishment isn’t really geared to help troubled people but to keep people who can’t keep their mouths shut, SILENT… Then a strange man in his early to mid 40s who’s silent (is he mute?) comes into town with an old photograph … and an axe… Much ensues …

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