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De wisselwachter (1986)

A woman gets off a train by mistake and finds herself stranded alone with a peculiar man who doesn't even speak her language.

Director:

Jos Stelling
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim van der Woude Jim van der Woude ... De Wisselwachter
Stéphane Excoffier Stéphane Excoffier ... De Vrouw
John Kraaijkamp Sr. ... De Machinist (as John Kraaykamp)
Josse De Pauw ... De Postbode
Ton van Dort Ton van Dort ... De Hulpmachinist
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Storyline

A woman gets off a train by mistake when it stops at a siding in the middle of nowhere. The only person there is a peculiar man whose job is to switch the trains. He doesn't understand her language and won't speak to her at all, so she quietly waits for another train, but there isn't one. Eventually the winter weather forces her to shelter in his room. She unpacks her things and a wordless relationship begins to form. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Wonderful visuals
2 November 2000 | by idpstilsSee all my reviews

Great film!!! But should be viewed in letterbox widescreen format. The movement, lighting and medium frame close ups work on this film. Absolutely nothing like "Days Of Heaven" and "Secret Of Roan Inish." They are good films,but very hard to watch. "Pointsman" is an excellent example of the director and cinematographer working in harmony.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | French

Release Date:

18 September 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pointsman See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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