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Night Train To Lisbon (2013)

Night Train To Lisbon

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Raimund is a Latin teacher and an ancient languages expert. His life is transformed by a young woman on a bridge in the Swiss city of Bern, whom he saves from jumping to her death in the waters below. Raimund is intrigued but the woman disappears, leaving her coat. Inside it is a book by a Portuguese doctor which contains a train ticket. He uses it, setting off on a journey to Lisbon. While looking for the author, Raimund revisits a dark chapter in the country's history and unveils a tragic love triangle. He is drawn into a high-stakes puzzle. Ultimately his journey transcends time and space, touching on matters of history, philosophy, and medicine, encountering love and evolving into a liberating search for the true meaning of life.more
Rating: R (for a scene of violence, and brief sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Ulrich Herrmann, Greg Latter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2013
Runtime:
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Cast

Jeremy Irons
as Raimund Gregorius
Mélanie Laurent
as Young Estefânia
August Diehl
as Young Jorge O'Kelly
Bruno Ganz
as Jorge O'Kelly
Lena Olin
as Estefânia
Christopher Lee
as Father Bartolomeu
Charlotte Rampling
as Adriana de Prado
Tom Courtenay
as João Eça
Beatriz Batarda
as Young Adriana
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Critic Reviews for Night Train To Lisbon

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

It's all terribly talky and low-energy; that wonderful noirish title, it turns out, was just a front for a history lecture.

Full Review… | December 6, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

After barely stirring to life, "Night Train to Lisbon" mercifully expires.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Night Train to Lisbon is a handsomely crafted, well-acted love story within a love story, even if it doesn't engage as much as it should.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

"Murder on the Orient Express," this ain't.

Full Review… | December 5, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Take the last train to anywhere but here.

Full Review… | December 4, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

August's vision of the world, archaic though it may willingly be, is appealingly urbane ...

Full Review… | December 3, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Night Train To Lisbon

A ridiculous drama that seems like a cheesy soap-opera, completely unaware of the meaning of subtlety and with everything so absolutely obvious and artificial: the clichéd cinematography, the risible metaphors, the self-help platitudes and the utterly embarrassing dialogue.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This German/Suisse/Portuguese drama directed by Bille August is based on the novel Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier. Starring Jeremy Irons it had some potential to be great but the screenplay written by Greg Latter and Ulrich Herrmann was too safe with no thrill or unexpected events. The story about a Swiss professor who saves the life of a woman who wanted to commit suicide and then abandons his teaching career and reserved life to embark on a thrilling intellectual adventure to Portugal was actually a story that takes him on a journey to the very heart of himself. The problem is that the adventure was too predictable even with the added thrill elements to keep us interested.

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Somehow this film seemed to me like passed its "Use By" date, especially the way the story was told. The real heart wasn't there as well as the substance. If you are fan of Jeremy Irons - it's worth watching it for the performance. Of course, there are other stars as well: Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz... the acting was the strongest part of this movie. You can see some old-world elegance of Bern, the cobbled charms of Lisbon and some panoramic views of Portuguese coastal roads, but don't expect too much of anything else!

PantaOz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

½

Eventually delves into Portugal's dark past-interestingly.

hawkledge
hawk ledge

Super Reviewer

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