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Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay)
Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 March 2005 (Italy) See more »
A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Three stories of human interaction aboard a single train trip from Eastern Europe to Rome. See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)
Carlo Delle Piane ... Professor

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... PR Lady
Silvana De Santis ... Italian Lady
Filippo Trojano ... Filippo

Martin Compston ... Jamesy
Gary Maitland ... Spaceman

William Ruane ... Frank
Blerta Cahani ... Girl
Klajdi Qorraj ... Boy
Aishe Gjuriqi ... Mother
Sanije Dedja ... Grandmother
Kledi Salaj ... Baby
Edmond Budina ... Father
Danilo Nigrelli ... Man With Mobile
Carolina Benvenga ... Girl
Barry Cameron ... Scottish Tourist
Marta Mangiucca ... Other Girl (as Marta Mangiucco)
Irene Bufo ... Woman in Red
Roberto Nobile ... Ticket Collector
Mauro Pirovano ... Ticket collector
Eugenia Costantini ... Italian Travelling Girl
Chiara Gensini ... Italian Travelling Girl
Maria De Los Angeles Parrinello ... Italian Travelling Girls (as Maria de Los Angeles Parrinello)
Viviana Strambelli ... Italian Travelling Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurizio Tabani ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
Ken Loach 
Ermanno Olmi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abbas Kiarostami  screenplay
Paul Laverty  screenplay
Ermanno Olmi  screenplay

Produced by
Gianluca Chiaretti .... line producer
Carlo Cresto-Dina .... producer
Babak Karimi .... producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... producer
Domenico Procacci .... producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Mahmoud Kalari 
Chris Menges 
Fabio Olmi 
Film Editing by
Babak Karimi 
Jonathan Morris 
Giovanni Ziberna 
Casting by
Genti Minga 
Laura Muccino 
Anna Maria Sambucco 
Art Direction by
Alessandro Vannucci 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Basile 
Carole K. Millar 
Makeup Department
Fernanda Perez .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Maria Continella .... production manager
Shuna Frood .... post-production supervisor
Roberta Licurgo .... production manager
Valeria Licurgo .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Duccio Fabbri .... first assistant director
Giuseppe Ferlito .... second assistant director
Gaia Gorrini .... first assistant director
Emanuele Guerrini .... second assistant director
Federico Nuti .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Ray Beckett .... sound mixer
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Stefano Grosso .... sound effects editor
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Francesco Liotard .... sound
Luca Novelli .... boom operator
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Stefano Slocovich .... boom operator
Gianluca Stazi .... sound effects recordist
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ercole Cosmi .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Leonardo Beltrame .... electrician
Filippo D'Antoni .... video assistant
Francesca D'Antoni .... assistant camera
Chico de Luigi .... still photographer
Simone Ginanneschi .... second assistant camera
Stefano Marino .... gaffer
Chris Menges .... camera operator
Jovica Nonkovic .... gaffer
Jovica Nonkovic .... second assistant camera
Massimiliano Pantucci .... camera operator
Armando Trivellini .... assistant camera
Casting Department
William Ruane .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Francesco Loffredo .... assistant editor
Federica Ravera .... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
Other crew
Raffaella Di Giulio .... production assistant
Layla Mall .... production assistant
Federica Ravera .... editor assistant
Chris Auty .... thanks
Alessandro Calosci .... thanks
Kahleen Crawford .... thanks
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... thanks
Loredana Detto .... thanks

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109 min
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Continuity: The form of the text that the Italian pharmacologist is writing on his laptop is inconsistent between the close-up shots and the longer-distance ones: the laptop is a Windows machine, and the longer-distance show the Windows operating system, but the close-ups are of the modern Macintosh operating system.See more »
24 preludes op.28See more »


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58 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Three stories of human interaction aboard a single train trip from Eastern Europe to Rome., 26 September 2005
Author: tharley from Australia

Throughout the twentieth century, critics and filmmakers alike have often commented upon the interactive relationship between transit and cinema, interpreting train travel as a visual metaphor which fuses these notions together. In "Tickets", a film which unites three famous 'auteurs' of contemporary cinema- Abbas Kiarostami, Ermanno Olmi and Ken Loach- three narratives of differing cultural sensibilities are intertwined within a single journey aboard a train from Eastern Europe to Rome. Although there are noticeable shifts between the narratives of each of the directors, particularly if you have already seen some of their previous films, the individual signatures of each director create a unique tripartite and structure that breathes life into the complex human interactions experienced whilst on the journey.

It can be said that aesthetically trains provide confined moving spaces, which Einstein would suggest, are only relative to our perceptions. While the relationships between the characters in "Tickets" are often utterly separate, from a lonely professor dreaming of love to three Celtic soccer fans on their way to a Champions League game, by occupying the same social space the characters are intrinsically linked to one another. In this vein, the film adopts a particularly European sentiment that is closely associated with the emergence of the European Union. Yet, to imply that this theme resonates in a dominant manner throughout the film is incorrect. Rather, this an intensely beautiful film bound by a shared ability of the directors to convey the emotional subtleties and internal perceptions of the various characters, all of which are, whilst aboard the same train, ultimately traveling in different directions. For this reason, "Tickets" is a rewarding film that allows you to think outside the exaggerated and distorted realities imposed by many films today. It certainly is worth a ticket!


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