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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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6 December 2013 (USA)  »

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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 chess set has the knights and bishops reversed. See more »

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Amadeu: Given that we live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens with the rest?
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Mozart Sonata N. 12 F-Dur
Piano: 'Ferran Cruixent' (qv_
Scopre Mixer: 'Peter Fuchs'
Pro Tools Operator & Engineer Assistant: Tom Russbueldt (as Tom Russbüldt)
Recording & Mix Studio: Teldex Studio Berlin
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terrific movie
25 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I just saw it this evening in Rome-- Well done--and although I was not familiar with the book--I will read it now.

The style of "movie within a movie" reminds one of Fowles "the French Lieutenants Wife" and Truffaut "Day for night" but MUCH better done than both of those.

Wonderful story of the randomness of life---and how that random event allowed three close friends during the dictatorship in Portugal to finally discover what had happened to each other. It took a stranger to complete --and resolve--the major event of their lives.

Jeremy Iron was as usual terrific---and reminded me of his role in House of the Spirits--in a similar political setting of the fascist times in Chile.

Deeply intense, dramatically fulfilling--it kept me on the edge of my seat.

Bravo


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