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Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz

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Jerzy 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 (dubbed 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. 

The film features a wonderful jazz score by renowned composer Andrzej Trzaskowski.

Jerzy 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 (dubbed 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. 

The film features 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

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SKU 5060114150591
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN065
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1959
Director Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Poland
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Original Mono (restored)
Subtitles English
Language(s) Polish
Running time 94 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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