I really enjoyed the experience of watching Les Bernstien's debut film "Night Train". It's a challenging film as it's surreal, bizarre and disorientating. There's a plot but the strong use of visual techniques means concentration is required throughout.
There's more than a touch of German Expressionism to the proceedings as we watch the film's anti-hero, Joe Butcher, search for details of his lost brother, Zack. Butcher is played by John Voldstad, who delivers a mesmerising and memorable performance.
Nikoletta Skarlatos brings glamour to the proceedings as the two sisters, Bobby and Regina.
This is sleazy stuff and there are moments when the viewer may feel like they're actually at the heart of the action.
This won't be a film for everyone but fans of transgressive and experimental cinema will probably love this gem. I was genuinely sad when the ending arrived - this is a film that was a pleasure to watch and genuinely unique.
A strong 8 out of 10.
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