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Night Train (2009)

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Two passengers and the conductor discover that a man has passed away on their night train cabin. They come across a mysterious object in a box the dead man was carrying and they all wish to keep for themselves.








Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie (as Matthias Schweighoefer)
Takatsuna Mukai ...
Mrs. Froy
Jo Marr ...
Mr. Cairo
Mr. Gutman
Harry Anichkin ...
Woman (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Dessi Morales ...
Nurse (as Desislava Nikolova-Morales)
Yana Atanasova Popova ...
Little Girl


Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. So, to make it look like the man never boarded the train, they conspire to dump his body in a river that the train passes. Their scheme to get rid of the corpse escalates to the point where they have to chop up his body just to fit him into a small trunk. They then become paranoid, as they might turn on each other. Written by StripedTiger

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Greed has its price.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2009 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Foniki diadromi  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character names of Gutman (Constantine Gregory) and Cairo (Jo Marr) are direct homages to those played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in The Maltese Falcon (1941). See more »


In a scene the old lady gets shot a few times, once in the head in the middle of her forehead. Then other characters are shown and then when the dead body of the old lady is shown again the she has no damage to her face whatsoever. See more »


Miles: Put down that knife!
Chloe: It's a meat cleaver.
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References The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Poor effort
24 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Director/writer Brian King took a screenplay which, at best, would make for a mediocre hour of TV entertainment (think Outer Limits or Twilight Zone) and made an 80s-style movie out of it.

The direction is uninspired, tensed scene have absolutely no tension. The editing also smacks of the 80s and makes the action scenes stale. The movie would have been better off concentrating on the psychological aspects of the three protagonists and the relationships between all three.

Unfortunately, this is where the movie fails most. With a low budget and no skill for action, one would think Brian King would have concentrated on building an intense cat-and-mouse game between the characters of Miles, Chloe and Peter. But this is not the case.

Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski and Steve Zahn are all well cast for their respective roles but none of them seems completely invested to deliver an outstanding performance, perhaps due to King's direction and a rather bland script.

Not worth watching unless you do not mind something that looks like a B grade story in the vein of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie and shot with the aesthetics of 80s TV movies.

All over the world, even in 3rd world countries, people are shooting low budget movies and understand that to compensate for the low budget, one has to have great characters going through interesting situations. Night Train is an example of what guerilla film-making is not about.

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