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The Beautiful Stranger
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Lt. Nikita Obozow
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The Spy Chief
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The Colonel
Igor Dmitriev ...
The Joke-Teller
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The Lady of Little Comprehension
Matti Nuude ...
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The Translator
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Miss Suzuki, the nanny
Albert Filozov ...
The British Father
Ivan Krasko ...
Yuri Virolainen ...
Officer at Table
Oleg Pogudin ...
Officer at Table
Vladimir Eryomin ...
Officer at Table
Irina Smirnova ...
English Woman
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Strangers on a train. Late in 1916, a brave and idealistic Russian officer in his 20s comes to his superiors' attention when he stands up to Rasputin at a nightclub. He's asked to carry important papers from Petersburg to Stockholm by train in the dead of winter, a dangerous mission. The first-class carriage may be full of spies, and soon after the train embarks, the man in the next compartment searches Obozow's luggage. A beautiful stranger approaches him, a woman older than he, on a concert tour; a game of cat and mouse ensues with patriotism and emotion sometimes on opposite sides. Can Obozow consummate the affair, reach Stockholm, and maintain his ideals? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Spy mystery on a train
26 November 2010 | by (Hudson Highlands, United States) – See all my reviews

This film starts off awfully. I couldn't fathom 1916 czarist officers partying and all speaking Polish. It was like watching a Hollywood movie with actors playing foreigners speaking with an English accent for the effect, as is often the case with Hollywood films about foreigners. There is no substitute for the original language. Then the film got interesting about 20-30 minutes into it as the story unwound with the appearance of the beautiful stranger. It's a spy mystery on a train but the twists are such (for someone unacquainted with this genre) that even though you think you know what is happening you are surprised again, and so on to the end.

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