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(1991)

Plot Summary

  • 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.

    - Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>
  • On October of 1945, the American German descendant Leopold Kessler arrives in a post-war Frankfurt and his bitter Uncle Kessler gets a job for him in the Zentropa train line as a sleeping car conductor. While traveling in the train learning his profession, he sees the destructed occupied Germany and meets Katharina Hartmann, the daughter of the former powerful entrepreneur of transport business and owner of Zentropa, Max Hartmann. Leopold stays neutral between the allied forces and the Germans, and becomes aware that there is a terrorist group called "Werewolves" killing the sympathizers of the allied and conducting subversive actions against the allied forces. He falls in love for Katharina, and sooner she discloses that she was a "Werewolf". When Max commits suicide, Leopold is also pressed by the "Werewolves" and needs to take a position and a decision.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A young American of German roots goes to work as a sleeping car conductor with his uncle in occupied Germany and soon is involved in the languid but subversive world of an industrialist's daughter.

    - Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>
  • Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world...

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