Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

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About an aging Swiss professor of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for a scene of violence, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Comboio Noturno Para Lisboa  »

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€7,700,000 (estimated)
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Vanessa Redgrave was originally cast for the role of Adriana de Prado, however Charlotte Rampling replaced her. See more »

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The younger Estefania has two rather prominent moles on her neck and below her collar-bone. The older Estefania has none. See more »

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Amadeu: We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. We travel to ourselves when we go to a place. Now we have covered the stretch of our lives, no matter how brief it may have been.
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Nunca & Tarde
Composer: Annette Focks
Lyrics & Vocal: Maria Carvalho
Portugese Guitar: David Pircher
Guitar: António de Brito, Cello: Benjamin Walbrodt
Sound Mixer: Tim Tautorat
Recording & Mix Strudio: Emil Berlin Studios
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Beautiful. Grand. You will start loving life and events that happen in it!
20 September 2013 | by (Hyderabad, India) – See all my reviews

This European movie too, is so subtle in its depiction of life. It seems that I too flew with the story slowly in time, along with the professor, as he went from a boring uneventful life to embark on an adventure of his lifetime, in his old age. I find this peaceful story telling, not losing any of the minutest details, keeping the audience captivated, and doing all of this without the loudness and noisiness of current age mainstream movies, Hollywood and Bollywood included, great relief and source of utmost pleasure and relishment! Don't know why this is rated as low as 6 on IMDb. I would cherish this one as one of the best movies I have seen, along with Amélie and Life is Beautiful.


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