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Illusive Tracks (2003)
"Skenbart: En film om tåg" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Magnus Roosmann ...
Anna Björk ...
Kristina Törnqvist ...
Robert Gustafsson ...
The Soldier
Peter Dalle ...
The Conductor
Lena Nyman ...
Gösta Ekman ...
Lars Amble ...
Jakob Stefansson ...
The Waiter
The Bartender
Lakke Magnusson ...
The Head Waiter
Marie Göranzon ...
Hanna Ekman ...
Young Nun (as Hanna Fred Ekman)
Ella Bjurling ...
Girl in White Cape


On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to murder his wife; a gay man who hates men; and two nuns with religious doubts. Written by Anonymous

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Nothing is necessarily what it seems to be...


Comedy | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 December 2003 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Skenbart: En film om tåg  »

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All of the scenes depicting Stockholm Central station were filmed in Krylbo station because its resemblance to the 1940s look of Stockholm. See more »


When Gunnar is talking to Sixten and Pompe, Sixten lays his newspaper on the table. It's folded and the header is upward. In the next shot the paper is up-side-down with the header downwards. See more »


Nun 1: [as a man walks toward the wrong train cart] Let him walk wherever he likes, this whole train is headed straight toward the fires of hell anyway.
Young nun: I too think it's important to maintain a positive attitude.
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References Murder on the Orient Express (1974) See more »


Music by Benny Andersson, lyrics by Peter Dalle
Performed by Helen Sjöholm and Benny Anderssons Orkester
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Almost there
7 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This solid black and white slapstick comedy with a dark (but hopelessly contrived) plot is a true crowd pleaser that will have you howling with laughter (as well as rolling your eyes with disbelief).

It's the old psychopath on a train story but that is of no big importance as the thriller portion of the film almost seems to be merely a counterweight to the antics of the great comedian Robert Gustafsson. His hapless, nearly incurably optimistic soldier invokes both compassion and schadenfreude in a fashion that almost rivals Chevy Chase.

The thing about the film that appealed to me the most, however, is that wedged between the improbable and the hilarious are the accurately portrayed everyday joys and nuisances of train travel. They add a most welcome sense of realism and recognition.

This thriller comedy has admittedly borrowed most of its "suspense" from Hitchcock and should, in my opinion, only be watched for its comedy value (which is high indeed). Besides Gustafsson, Lars Amble's solid performance as a delightfully cynical misogynist is worth the price of admission alone.

Heartily recommend.

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