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Tickets (2005)

A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

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Ermanno Olmi (screenplay), Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlo Delle Piane ... Professor
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... PR Lady
Silvana De Santis Silvana De Santis ... Italian Lady
Filippo Trojano Filippo Trojano ... Filippo
Martin Compston ... Jamesy
Gary Maitland Gary Maitland ... Frank
William Ruane ... Spaceman
Blerta Cahani Blerta Cahani ... Albanian Family Girl
Klajdi Qorraj Klajdi Qorraj ... Albanian Family Boy
Aishe Gjuriqi Aishe Gjuriqi ... Albanian Family Mother
Sanije Dedja Sanije Dedja ... Albanian Family Grandmother
Kledi Salaj Kledi Salaj ... Albanian Family Baby
Edmond Budina Edmond Budina ... Albanian Family Father
Danilo Nigrelli Danilo Nigrelli ... Man With Mobile
Carolina Benvenga Carolina Benvenga ... Girl
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A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket, three brash Scottish soccer fans en route to a match, and a complaining widow traveling to a memorial service for her late husband who's accompanied by a community-service volunteer who's assisting her. Interactions among these Europeans turn on class and nationalism, courtesy and rudeness, and opportunities for kindness. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Italy | UK

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Italian | English | German | Albanian | Persian

Release Date:

25 March 2005 (Italy) See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€101,285 (Italy), 27 March 2005, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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The form of the text that the Italian pharmacologist is writing on his laptop is inconsistent between the close-up shots and the longer-distance ones: the laptop is a Windows machine, and the longer-distance show the Windows operating system, but the close-ups are of the modern Macintosh operating system. See more »

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Three stories of human interaction aboard a single train trip from Eastern Europe to Rome.
26 September 2005 | by tharleySee all my reviews

Throughout the twentieth century, critics and filmmakers alike have often commented upon the interactive relationship between transit and cinema, interpreting train travel as a visual metaphor which fuses these notions together. In "Tickets", a film which unites three famous 'auteurs' of contemporary cinema- Abbas Kiarostami, Ermanno Olmi and Ken Loach- three narratives of differing cultural sensibilities are intertwined within a single journey aboard a train from Eastern Europe to Rome. Although there are noticeable shifts between the narratives of each of the directors, particularly if you have already seen some of their previous films, the individual signatures of each director create a unique tripartite and structure that breathes life into the complex human interactions experienced whilst on the journey.

It can be said that aesthetically trains provide confined moving spaces, which Einstein would suggest, are only relative to our perceptions. While the relationships between the characters in "Tickets" are often utterly separate, from a lonely professor dreaming of love to three Celtic soccer fans on their way to a Champions League game, by occupying the same social space the characters are intrinsically linked to one another. In this vein, the film adopts a particularly European sentiment that is closely associated with the emergence of the European Union. Yet, to imply that this theme resonates in a dominant manner throughout the film is incorrect. Rather, this an intensely beautiful film bound by a shared ability of the directors to convey the emotional subtleties and internal perceptions of the various characters, all of which are, whilst aboard the same train, ultimately traveling in different directions. For this reason, "Tickets" is a rewarding film that allows you to think outside the exaggerated and distorted realities imposed by many films today. It certainly is worth a ticket!

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