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Night Train To Lisbon (2013)

Night Train To Lisbon (2013)



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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.
R (for a scene of violence, and brief sexuality)
Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Jeremy Irons
as Raimund Gregorius
Mélanie Laurent
as Young Estefânia
Jack Huston
as Amadeu
Martina Gedeck
as Mariana
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 (27) | 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/
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 great film in terms of content. It goes deep into plot, showing very interesting characters and merging timelines spectacularly. It's a bit slow-paced with not much dynamic, but it compensates with the rich storyline and the great performace of Jeremy Irons. A movie worth watching.

Santiago Méndez
Santiago Méndez

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Eventually delves into Portugal's dark past-interestingly.

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hawk ledge

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