Night Train to Lisbon (film)
|Night Train to Lisbon|
|Directed by||Bille August|
|Produced by||Andreas Knoblauch
|Written by||Greg Latter
|Based on||Night Train to Lisbon
by Pascal Mercier
|Music by||Annette Focks|
|Editing by||Hansjörg Weißbrich|
Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of old languages, saves a Portuguese beauty from committing suicide when she is about to take a lethal leap. Right after this incident he comes across a book written by Portuguese author Amadeu do Prado. It is a novel about the resistance against the late Portuguese ruler António de Oliveira Salazar and he gets obsessed with it. He starts to dedicate his life to the study of Portuguese history in general and Amadeu de Prado's oeuvre in particular.
- Jeremy Irons as Raimund Gregorius
- Mélanie Laurent as young Estefânia
- Jack Huston as Amadeu do Prado
- Martina Gedeck as Mariana
- Bruno Ganz as older Jorge O'Kelly
- Christopher Lee as older Father Bartolomeu
- Lena Olin as older Estefânia
- Charlotte Rampling as older Adriana do Prado
- Tom Courtenay as older João Eça
- Marco d'Almeida as young João Eça
- August Diehl as young Jorge O'Kelly
- Beatriz Batarda as young Adriana do Prado
- Burghart Klaußner as Judge Prado
- Filipe Vargas as young Father Bartolomeu
- Adriano Luz as Rui Luís Mendes, the Butcher of Lisbon
The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney wrote Billie August's direction was caught in "an outmoded storytelling approach" where "key events" remained "hopelessly page-bound" while Variety's Boyd van Hoeij called the film "a relic", just "waffly rather than talky and entirely devoid of tension.
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