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by Lars von Trier1h531991Denmark

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An American of German descent arrives in post-war Germany 1945. His uncle gets him a job on the Zentropa train line as a sleeping car conductor. The American's wish is to be neutral to the ongoing purges of loyalists by the Allied forces and do what he can to help a hurting country, but he finds himself being used by both the Americans and the influential family that owns the railroad. After falling in love with the railroad magnate's daughter, he finds that he can't remain neutral and must make some difficult choices.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Directed by : Lars von Trier
    • Screenplay : Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel
    • Costumes : Manon Rasmussen
    • Editor : Hervé Schneid
    • Original score : Joachim Holbek
    • Producing company : Det danske Filminstitut
    • Image : Henning Bendtsen, Edward Klosinski
    • Production : Bo Christensen
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1991
    • French release date : 21 mai 1991
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White / Colors
    • Language : German / English / Polish

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