A woman finds herself living a new dark spiral full of insanity and perversion after her schizo and abusive boyfriend.


Aritz Moreno


Javier Gullón, Antonio Orejudo Utrilla (novel) (as Antonio Orejudo)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... Martín Urales de Úbeda
Pilar Castro ... Helga Pato
Ernesto Alterio ... Ángel Sanagustín
Quim Gutiérrez ... Emilio
Belén Cuesta ... Amelia Urales de Úbeda
Macarena García ... Rosa
Javier Godino ... Cristóbal de la Hoz
Javier Botet ... Gárate
Stéphanie Magnin Vella ... Doctora Linares (as Stéphanie Magnin)
Gilbert Melki ... Leandro Cabrera
Ramón Barea ... Padre Martín
Iñake Irastorza Iñake Irastorza ... Madre Martín
Alberto San Juan ... W
Manuel Morón ... Hombre canoso
Maiken Beitia Maiken Beitia ... Mujer delgada


Separated in three apparently independent chapters, Advantages of Travelling by Train tells the story of editor Helga Pato, a forty-something woman who by chance meets psychiatrist Ángel Sanagustín in a train ride, who tells her (first chapter) the story about one of his patients, Martín Urales, who enlisted in the army was sent to fight in the Kosovo War where he met Dr. Linares, a determined and compassionate woman that trying to create a child hospital to heal war damaged is forced to make a terrific deal: in exchange to have the hospital she wants, Linares must bring a child per month to her benefactors to film adult and snuff movies. Returning home after he was fired from army to attempt alert his superiors, Martín's aging father rejects the story and rejects his son, forcing Martín to the exile. In this point Sanagustín downs in a train station to buy candies but have no time to return, and Helga finds Sanagustín's folder in front of him. Reading the medical record of the ... Written by Chockys

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The song that is heard during the murder-dream scene is performed by Massiel, 1968 Spanish entry (and winner) of the Eurovision Contest. Lovely to check the lyrics as Helga approaches Emilio. See more »


El amor
Written by Rafael Pérez Botija
Performed by Massiel
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Truly fresh and inspiring.
10 September 2020 | by robinhoffmann-35693See all my reviews

This movie is fantastic. It's about stories in stories in stories told by stories who change to stories... And so on. I don't wanna spoil, but I felt super amused, moved and inspired. But at the and. That doesn't matter. It's just a fictional film. So. Watch it. Or not. Have a good day.

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8 November 2019 (Spain) See more »

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