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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

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Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

Director:

Bille August

Writers:

Greg Latter (screenplay), Ulrich Herrmann (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Raimund Gregorius
Mélanie Laurent ... Young Estefânia
Jack Huston ... Amadeu
Martina Gedeck ... Mariana
Tom Courtenay ... Older João Eça
August Diehl ... Young Jorge O'Kelly
Bruno Ganz ... Older Jorge O'Kelly
Lena Olin ... Older Estefânia
Marco D'Almeida ... Young João
Beatriz Batarda ... Young Adriana
Christopher Lee ... Father Bartolomeu
Charlotte Rampling ... Older Adriana
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... Da Silva
Jane Thorne Jane Thorne ... Older Clotilde
Burghart Klaußner ... Judge Prado
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Storyline

About an aging Swiss professor of classical languages who, after a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman, quits his job and travels to Lisbon in the hope of discovering the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. Written by Anonymous

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Your life can change in an instant. See more »


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Rated R for a scene of violence, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comboio Noturno Para Lisboa See more »

Filming Locations:

Caxias, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,962,375, 13 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are some language issues in the movie that one could take as goofs. But in fact, the movie takes English as a convention. The option to maintain Portuguese where logical would had made it a Portuguese-spoken movie trough the entire flashback and even some present scenes. So, all of the characters speak English, even if they should speak Portuguese, or German. The reference to their actual language is made trough their accents. That's why most of the actors playing Portuguese, even Brits, speak English with an effort to have the typical Portuguese accent. See more »

Goofs

The younger Estefania has two rather prominent moles on her neck and below her collar-bone. The older Estefania has none. See more »

Quotes

Raimund Gregorius: Look at these eyes. Tell me what they reveal.
Mariana: They melancholic, but hopeful; tired, but persistent... contradictory.
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Connections

Referenced in Forushande (2016) See more »

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One Day In Spring
Composer: Annette Focks
Piano: Sebastian Stemal, Bass: Matthias Akeo Nowak
Drums: Jonas Burgwinkel
Sound Mixer: Stefan Deistler
Recording & Mis Studio: Loft köln
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Night Train to... Life
18 January 2014 | by lgdaniSee all my reviews

A good story with a good cast, told in a nice way for everyone to feel, experience and ask himself questions about life. Life as encounters, as crashes and as sharing - sharing moments, sharing places, sharing memories.

A friend says: "Only the people that are alive and have the memory of you can be the true witnesses of your existence on Earth, otherwise - have we been really alive?!...".

You meet people every day in your life, but it is just when you collide with them - voluntarily or not, when they share their life with you and you share yours with them.

I encourage you to take this train. Its worth it! :)


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