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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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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€101,285 (Italy), 27 March 2005, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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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Abbas Kiarostami,Ermanno Olmi and Ken Loach team up to depict their visions on human strengths and weaknesses !!!!
21 July 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

The image of trains come to mind when one is talking about the most annoying means of transport.This has a lot to do with the fact that one cannot travel in trains without being disturbed by other passengers.This can be true about other means of transport such as airplane,bus or ship.However,there are enough damage control mechanisms on these modes of transport which enable passengers to face minimum amount of disturbance.No mechanism for eliminating disturbance can be found on trains as they are the cheapest means of transport.For this reason, traveling by trains is like inviting trouble before,during and after the journey.Trouble is also something one can find in abundance in 'Tickets' directed by three giants of three different film producing countries.They have directed three stories where viewers can experience longing for love,compassion and indifference.Lastly,'Tickets' would turn out to be a good learning experience for all those viewers who combine entertainment with a serious message.


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