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Night Train to Lisbon

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Germany, Switzerland, Portugal · 2013
Rated R · 1h 51m
Director Bille August
Starring Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck
Genre Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. In search of the author, Gregorius acts as detective, pulling together pieces of a puzzle that involves political and emotional intrigue and the highest possible stakes. His voyage is one that transcends time and space, delving into the realms of history, medicine and love, all in search of true meaning to his life.

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Slant Magazine by Bill Weber

Bille August's film is a protracted, soporific trip into Portuguese history that would like to be a romantic thriller.


Village Voice by Calum Marsh

Gentle has its charms, and August's vision of the world, archaic though it may willingly be, is appealingly urbane .


The Playlist by Jessica Kiang

Bloodless, far too genteel, and perfectly content to continually tell where a little showing would be nice; Night Train to Lisbon ends up a deeply unadventurous adventure story.

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