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Illusive Tracks (2003)

Skenbart: En film om tåg (original title)
On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Dalle

Writer:

Peter Dalle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Gunnar
Magnus Roosmann ... Henry
Anna Björk Anna Björk ... Marie
Kristina Törnqvist Kristina Törnqvist ... Karin
Robert Gustafsson ... The Soldier
Peter Dalle ... The Conductor
Lena Nyman ... Märit
Gösta Ekman ... Pompe
Lars Amble ... Sixten
Jakob Stefansson Jakob Stefansson ... The Waiter
Claes Ljungmark ... The Bartender
Lakke Magnusson Lakke Magnusson ... The Head Waiter
Marie Göranzon ... The Nun
Hanna Ekman Hanna Ekman ... Young Nun (as Hanna Fred Ekman)
Ella Bjurling Ella Bjurling ... Girl in White Cape
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Storyline

On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to murder his wife; a gay man who hates men; and two nuns with religious doubts. Written by Anonymous

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Ingenting är av nödvändighet vad det synes vara... (Nothing is necessarily what it seems to be...)

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Comedy | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Delitti: Tracce Allusive See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Black and White | Color (final scene)
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Trivia

The exterior scenes for the movie, while it's set in the winter of 1945, was filmed during mid-summer in Sweden. See more »

Goofs

Set in December 1945, Gunnar writes a letter to his publisher Bonniers advising them not to accept Astrid Lindgren's first novel "Pippi Longstocking". Bonniers did in fact reject the script but in 1944. The novel was first published in November 1945 by a another publisher. See more »

Quotes

Conductor: How are you?
Soldier: Oh, I'm fine thanks. I'm heading to my father for christmas to help him put on a new roof. He's gotten so afraid of heights since he was put in a wheelchair. It will be very nice. I haven't seen Uppsala for years.
Conductor: Uppsala? But this train goes nonstop to Berlin.
Soldier: Berlin? Oh, I must say! There's no end to the surprises on this journey!
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Connections

References Murder on the Orient Express (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Skenbart
Music by Benny Andersson, lyrics by Peter Dalle
Performed by Helen Sjöholm and Benny Anderssons Orkester
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Fun comedy in black and white, with Robert Gustafsson at his best!
4 January 2004 | by sm4sucSee all my reviews

An interesting comedy, taking place on a train from Stockholm to Berlin, December 1945. One can't help to feel sorry for the poor writer/critic who quits his job and jumps on the train to Berlin. His ambition is to make a difference, and to participate in building the new unified Europe after the war has ended.

I like the black and white format of the movie, as well as the closed scenery of a train in motion.

Robert Gustafsson makes a classic "Gustafsson-role" in this movie. If you're a fan of him, this movie is for you!

The philosopher Wittgenstein, through his saying "One can never assume that anything is what it seems to be", is referenced several times in the movie.


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