Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears. The train stops in the middle of the country and Mathias gets off the train with an older man, Hernhutter, and a young one, Val. The train moves off without them being able to catch it up. They will find a village, but cannot get any help because they do not understand a word of what the inhabitants say…
Director: André Delvaux.
Stars: Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, Adriana Bogdan, François Beukelaers, Hector Camerlynck, Michael Gough, Senne Rouffaer, Domien De Gruyter, Jan Peré, Nicole Debonne, Wilfried Coppens, Greta Van Langhendonck, Patrick Conrad, Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Denise Zimmerman.
A fine film. Brilliant work, Jon!
Thank you so much, Jon! My first film I requested, and well worth the wait. Delvaux is one of the greatest surrealist directors, and this one has eluded me up ’til now.
You’re very welcome, Jon!
Sorry it took so long, hopefully the next one you request I’ll be able to upload it quicker.
Haven’t seen this film but I’ve heard it’s very good.
Don’t be fooled by the dry start, this is vintage Delvaux: mesmerizing, frightening, enigmatic as well as brilliantly filmed. Surreal yet tangible, it captures perfectly the strange mystery of certain train journeys and their ability to conjure the past and perhaps even the future!
This is a dazzling film. Unforgettable. Wonderful to see it here as it’s incredibly rare. Well done Jon, people are very lucky to be able to see this mysterious glorious wonder.