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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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  (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:
Alberto Azarya ... Orchestra conductor
Gianluigi De Lucchi ... Gentleman
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
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Train stories..., 20 February 2007
Author: olympia993 from France

Tickets deals with three different visions on a train journey, following three different stories that in fact interact with each other. The first part of the movie could be quite boring if you consider that there are too many symbols, too many voice-over, and not enough action. But the whole story is well-written and has a real narrative force. The second story is also full of symbols...this old woman seems to carrie a burden...we feel her despair and sadness. The young man who accompanies her, does not say much...but rather show his feeling through his acts...and this will explain his final decision... I especially liked the third story, dealing with the three Scottish Guys and the refugee family...i won't tell too much.

This is a good movie.

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