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Night Train Night Train

Polish thriller directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Polish thriller directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.
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Kawalerowicz's celebrated film is considered one of the finest achievements of Polish cinema. Employing a classic Hitchcockian premise - two people, one possibly a killer on the run, sharing a compartment on a crowded overnight train - Kawalerowicz turns a thriller into an intriguing character study of ordinary people in unusual circumstances.

Featuring impressive performances from Lucyna Winnicka (Mother Joan of the Angels), Zbigniew Cybulski (the 'Polish James Dean') and Leon Niemczyk (Knife in the Water), Night Train is more than simply a thriller...taut and gripping but also suffused with humour and warmth and boasting a wonderful jazz score by renowned composer Andrzej Trzaskowski. Kawalerowicz's celebrated film is considered one of the finest achievements of Polish cinema. Employing a classic Hitchcockian premise - two people, one possibly a killer on the run, sharing a compartment on a crowded overnight train - Kawalerowicz turns a thriller into an intriguing character study of ordinary people in unusual circumstances.

Featuring impressive performances from Lucyna Winnicka (Mother Joan of the Angels), Zbigniew Cybulski (the 'Polish James Dean') and Leon Niemczyk (Knife in the Water), Night Train is more than simply a thriller...taut and gripping but also suffused with humour and warmth and boasting a wonderful jazz score by renowned composer Andrzej Trzaskowski.

Extras

About Night Train: an extract from a documentary on Jerzy Kawalerowic. (7mins)

16-page booklet featuring a new essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5060114150591
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN065
Year 1959
Director Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (full frame)
Colour B & W
Sound Original Mono (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Polish
Running time 94 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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