Night Train to Venice (1996)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  28 September 1996 (USA)
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The Orient Express, on it's night trip from Munich to Venice, is full because of the beginning of the carnival in Venice. Between the passengers are a journalist, an actress and her ... See full summary »


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Old Woman (Euphemia)
Evelyn Opela ...
Samy Langs ...
Murphy McLaren ...
Black Friend
Robinson Reichel ...
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Ralph Herforth ...
Skin Max
Burkhard Kosminski ...
Skin Walter (as Burkhart Kosminski)
Matthias Kosminski ...
Skin #4
Renee Kuenzel ...
Skin #5 (as Renee Künzel)
David Kehoe ...
Roland Astor ...
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The Orient Express, on it's night trip from Munich to Venice, is full because of the beginning of the carnival in Venice. Between the passengers are a journalist, an actress and her daughter, an elder dancer, five neo-nazi punks and a strange man that seems to have some kind of influence over them through their dreams. Written by Michel Rudoy <>

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Last stop... terror!


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Rated R for language, sexuality, violence and drug content | See all certifications »




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28 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Train to Hell  »

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In 2002 radio interview Hugh Grant stated that it is the worst film he have ever made. See more »


[first lines]
Vera: [showing framed picture] Look what I found.
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Vizione Venezia
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Idiocy on the Orient Express
22 June 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Movies that parallel reality with a surreal, dream-like existence run the risk of alienating any audience not completely in tune with the director's vision; in this case, that alienation turns to unintended comedy when journalist Hugh Grant boards the Orient Express from Munich to Venice, where neo-Nazis have sneaked aboard and threaten to cause chaos. Also on-board this train trip to Hell is Tahnee Welch as a recently-widowed stage actress, her little girl and caretaker, plus an internationally known dancer, some drag queens, and Malcolm McDowell as a tough-talking "Stranger". From what I could decipher, it appears Grant blames the presence of the Nazis on himself (he apparently wrote an unflattering piece about Skinheads), but once the train pulls into Venice (in time for Carnival!) all that business aboard the Express seems to have been forgotten. It would be impossible to credit director Carlo U. Quinterio for his 'unique' vision; the filmmaker blatantly copies the criss-crossing style of Nicolas Roeg's thriller "Don't Look Now" (also set in Venice), creating an indecipherable scenario wherein the editor was allowed to go berserk with the flash-forwards and flashbacks. The movie is so cluttered up with murky minutiae that it allows the straight-faced proceedings some camp value (how else to describe the cobbling together of Nazi atrocities and S&M imagery with sex scenes involving Grant nibbling on Welch's breasts--shown again under the closing credits!). Low-budget mess resembles those Golan-Globus pictures from the 1980s, and poor Grant seems at a complete loss for words. NO STARS from ****

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