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Train of Shadows (1997)
"Tren de sombras" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 January 1998 (Spain)
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A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental.

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A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental.

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Great collection of images, great photography. Too monotonous, too experimental.
19 August 1999 | by (Lisboa, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I don´t think this is a good movie, despite the awards to the director. I don´t even think this is a movie, for Christ´s sake! It´s way too experimental. Silent movie. Too monotonous at some times. Of course it can bring you to the magic of early cinema. Of course the photography is brilliant. Of course this is a great collection of images... but it´s just not a movie. No plot, no story, no sequence in the action. I thought nothing could ever surprise me after David Lynch´s "Eraserhead". Well, this one did.


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