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Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Poland 1959 99 mins.

“A noirish psychological study and a hazily expressionistic tale of solitude, Night Train brings together two lonesome voyagers on an overnight train journey to the Baltic coast worthy of Hitchcock. Around them, a microcosm of the human experience plays out in the speeding railcars’ shadowy, cramped quarters: a coquette, bored with her older husband, attempts to seduce every available man; a former prisoner of a concentration camp fights his insomnia; and a stowaway seeks his beloved. Is a runaway murderer in their midst? The local police think as much and when they board at a way station, everything changes.”—Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



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