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Il treno di Lenin (1988)

March 1917. World War I is already three years in. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to St. Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of ... See full summary »

Director:

Damiano Damiani

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Damiano Damiani (story), Enzo Bettiza (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Lenin
Leslie Caron ... Nadia
Dominique Sanda ... Inessa Armand
Jason Connery ... David Suljashvili
Timothy West ... Parvus
Paolo Bonacelli ... Zinoviev
Günther Maria Halmer ... Von Planetz
Robin McCallum Robin McCallum ... Von Buhring (as Robin Lermitte)
Peter Whitman Peter Whitman ... Radek
Xabier Elorriaga ... Platten (as Xavier Elorriaga)
Dagmar Schwarz Dagmar Schwarz ... Olga
Jeannine Mestre ... Lilina
Mattia Sbragia ... Fürstenberg
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Colonel Meyer
Georges Boukoff Georges Boukoff ... Ussievich
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March 1917. World War I is already three years in. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to St. Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, otherwise known as Lenin. Two senior officers support thenrevolutionary bomb "to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Yet there are some unpleasant clashes between Socialists and enthusiastic workers who are worried about the war. During train travel, there comes an end to Lenin's affair with the gracious Inessa, and his wife Nadja is prepared take him back. The triumphant entrance in St. Petersburg will exceed all expectations. Written by ntrc

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenin-vonat See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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By Train To The October Revolution
13 June 2002 | by everaertjohSee all my reviews

Before viewing 'Lenin: The Train' for the second time, I went and visited the On Line Encyclopedia to remember the Russia-1917-story. So, I found back Lenin, his mistress Inès, and all the people they had met on their way to the Revolution. This time they were very familiar to me. In this road motion picture, they are credible human beings. Damiani is a good director. The special atmosphere of travelling by train, I have always been fond of, is there. The regular knocking of the wheels on the rails, and the train that whistles are part of the cast and the drama. It's a film where we find a small bit of war and great moral battle; a few distressing scenes when people are killed; love and treason, shown with discretion, penetrate the soul. If there are some boring scenes in this 170 minutes film for which the 8/10 rate has not been robbed, they are washed away by the nice music. Go and see. Brilliant!


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