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Frau Messner
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Wendy Raebeck ...
Lorraine
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Preston
Ingo Mogendorf ...
Kellner
Louis Sheldon ...
Dietrich
Michael Kingsbury ...
Hans
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Small Man in Mac
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Baron Casanov ...
Fat Man
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Belgian Youth
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Lex van Delden ...
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Peter boards a train to attend an important business meeting across Europe. His train trip is made more complicated by two women also assigned to his train compartment. One is an independent American whom Peter finds attractive. The other is Frau Messner - an extremely particular and demanding older European woman. Between the two of them, they try different aspects of Peter's patience... Written by Anonymous

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31 October 1980 (UK)  »

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Caught Between Two Minds
11 March 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I'm a great fan of Poliakoff's work. I had also been looking forward enormously to seeing this film - I am a great admirer of Peggy Ashcroft's work etc. etc.

Well it didn't really work for me. I know that it is loosely based on Poliakoff's own experience and I know that he thrives on unexpected behaviours - nevertheless Peter's behaviours given that he really didn't like the Alte Frau are so implausible as to be irritating.

Some scenes work - the scene when the American girl confesses that she hates Europe and all Europeans is terrific drama. The final scene between Michael Kitchen and Peggy Ashcroft is first rate.

This piece is a little like the UK rail system - the waits are too long and the journeys should be faster, but where it works it works great.


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