MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 48,166 this week

Alberto Express (1990)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 149 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

Related News

DVD Review: "The Perfume Of Yvonne"
| Cinemaretro.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 85 titles
created 26 Jan 2011
 
a list of 82 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
list image
a list of 57 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
a list of 628 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Alberto Express" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alberto Express (1990)

Alberto Express (1990) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alberto Express.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Toxic Affair (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Christmas story. When boy-friend Georges dumps would-be writer and hypochondriac Pénélope, she goes through two days of horrible, self- centered pain: she asks her friend Sophie to help, ... See full summary »

Director: Philomène Esposito
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Hippolyte Girardot, Clémentine Célarié
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy
Don't Move (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).

Director: Sergio Castellitto
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Félix Mandel, an internationally renowned astrophysicist, is married with a four-year-old son and often has his head in the clouds.

Director: Arthur Joffé
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Michel Serrault, Isabelle Gélinas
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A comedy in which God writes a screenplay and goes to earth to find someone to make the film.

Director: Arthur Joffé
Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Tchéky Karyo, Ticky Holgado
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Carlo Verdone
Stars: Carlo Verdone, Ornella Muti, Sergio Castellitto
La buca (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Veteran ambulance chaser Oscar gets 'bitten' by a dog and decides to make some cash by suing its owner. However, this turns out to be Armando, a penniless man just released from jail after ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Ciprì
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Sergio Castellitto, Teco Celio
Love & Slaps (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Marcello is a successful architect, a husband and a distracted father (too) friendly. Marina is a psychologist maladjusted, wife and mother restrained 'eco-solidarity'. Rosa is in the ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Castellitto
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Laura Morante, Enzo Jannacci
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alberto Capuano
...
Le père d'Alberto
Marie Trintignant ...
Clara
Marco Messeri ...
Le contrôleur
Eugenia Marruzzo ...
Juliette
...
Alberto adolescent
Dennis Goldson ...
Le noir
Roland Amstutz ...
Le serveur
...
L'endetté
...
La baronne
Angela Goodwin ...
La mère
Stephane Boyenval ...
Le serveur sandwiches
Fabien Chombart ...
Jeune garcon train
François Maisongrosse ...
La pére du jeune garcon
Sandra Extercatte ...
La fille de réve
Edit

Storyline

A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left home. It's a family tradition, virtually a family curse. With little money in hand, he jumps on a train to Italy, the "Alberto Express," to return to his father. During the journey, he tries scheme after scheme to secure a windfall. En route, he also has a magical encounter with generations of his paternal ancestors, each of them adding again and again the sums owed them by their sons. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

train | railway | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 September 1990 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alberto Expressz  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Original, witty, and almost surrealistic
12 May 2005 | by (Session 9 (US)) – See all my reviews

I cant believe there are no other comments of this film thus far. I originally rented this about four years ago solely based on the fact that Dominique Pinon is in it. Now, to my disappointment, he has maybe a total of five minutes screen time, but the film is still excellent. Basically our main character is about to become a father and what he doesn't realize is the deal that his father made with him to pay back EVERY single debt he ever incurred throughout childhood and beyond, was sincere. The beginning scene with dad and his adding machine is hilarious! Realizing this, he goes on a quest that involves leaving his about-to-pop-any-minute wife behind to see what he can do to either satisfy the debt, or come up with a sly way of getting out of it. He spends most of the film on a train (The Alberto Express, presumably) where he encounters many different personalities, eavesdropping, and ultimately, thieving his way through all the passengers in order to come up with the aforementioned funds. A hilarious romp that includes his dead ancestors coming to him to shed light on the "family tradition" and a wonderful small role as the engineer by the always excellent Pinon. The only thing that makes me give it a 9 instead of a 10 is the fact that it is never really made believable what the leverage is the father has over the son and his new family should he not repay the debt. Other than that, I highly recommend this to anyone that has a dry, dark sense of humor and to those who like strangeness bordering on surrealism. This could almost be a Raoul Ruiz production or even a light version of Bunuel.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Alberto Express (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?