MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,426 this week

Lenin: The Train (1988)
"Il treno di Lenin" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | War  -  30 April 1990 (France)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 153 users  
Reviews: 1 user

March 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to Saint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 155 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 162 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 3017 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 images
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lenin: The Train" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lenin: The Train (TV Movie 1988)

Lenin: The Train (TV Movie 1988) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lenin: The Train.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stalin (TV Movie 1992)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell
Testimony (1988)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.

Director: Tony Palmer
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines, Magdalen Asquith
Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties - the Romanovs, the Habsburgs and the Hohenzollerns.

Stars: Michael Hordern, Charles Kay, Barry Foster
The Inquiry (1986)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Roman agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Phyllis Logan
Harem (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape, but as they slowly get to know and appreciate each other the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Joffé
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Goldson
Silas Marner (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.

Director: Giles Foster
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, Patrick Ryecart
The Secret of the Sahara (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Desmond Jordan is an archaeologist who finds an old parchment in which is mentioned the history of the Loudspeaker Mountain, the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael York, Ben Kingsley, James Farentino
Slipstream (1989)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lisberger
Stars: Bob Peck, Mark Hamill, Kitty Aldridge
Edward the King (TV Series 1975)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

Stars: Annette Crosbie, Timothy West, Helen Ryan
Camille (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Davis
Stars: Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud
The War That Never Ends (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens vs. Sparta for 27 years) told in the format of newsbroadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others

Director: Jack Gold
Stars: John Bennett, David Calder, Oliver Ford Davies
The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Campbell Scott, Joanna Lumley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nadia
...
...
Parvus
Peter Whitman ...
Radek
Xabier Elorriaga ...
Platten
...
David
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Zinoviev
Mattia Sbragia ...
Furstenberg
Robin Lermitte ...
Von Buhring
Günther Maria Halmer ...
Von Planetz
Dagmar Schwarz ...
Olga
Verena Mayr ...
Clarissa
Jeannine Mestre ...
Lilina
Hans Kraemmer ...
Von Romberg
Edit

Storyline

March 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to Saint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of Vladimir J. Lenin. Two senior officers support the revolutionary bomb "to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Yet there are some unpleasant clashes between Socialists and enthusiastic workers who are worried about the war. During train travel there comes an end to Lenin's affair with the gracious Inessa, and his wife Nadja is prepared take back him. The triumphant entrance in St. Petersburg will exceed all expectations.... Written by ntrc

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lenin | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 1990 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Der Zug  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Lenin in Paris (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
By Train To The October Revolution
13 June 2002 | by (Lubumbashi, R.D.Congo) – See all my reviews

Before viewing 'Lenin: The Train' for the second time, I went and visited the On Line Encyclopedia to remember the Russia-1917-story. So, I found back Lenin, his mistress Inès, and all the people they had met on their way to the Revolution. This time they were very familiar to me. In this road motion picture, they are credible human beings. Damiani is a good director. The special atmosphere of travelling by train, I have always been fond of, is there. The regular knocking of the wheels on the rails, and the train that whistles are part of the cast and the drama. It's a film where we find a small bit of war and great moral battle; a few distressing scenes when people are killed; love and treason, shown with discretion, penetrate the soul. If there are some boring scenes in this 170 minutes film for which the 8/10 rate has not been robbed, they are washed away by the nice music. Go and see. Brilliant!


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pro-menshevik? smoogy_smooger
Discuss Lenin: The Train (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?