Night TrainApril 30, 2009
Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person…
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.8/10 (4,700 voted)
Stars: Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn
Two Passengers and the conductor discover that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they wish to keep for themselves. So, to make it look like the man never boarded the train, they conspire to dump his body in a river that the train passes. Their scheme to get rid of the corpse escalates to the point where they have to chop up his body just to fit him into a small trunk. They then become paranoid, as they might turn on each other.
(as Matthias Schweighoefer)
(as Mariana Stanisheva)
(as Desislava Nikolova-Morales)
Yana Atanasova Popova
Greed has its price.
Release Date: 30 April 2009
Filming Locations: Bulgaria
Did You Know?
The character names of Gutman (Constantine Gregory) and Cairo (Jo Marr) are direct homages to those played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in
The Maltese Falcon.
The Christmas package holding the box moves between scenes. When Steve Zahn first removes the box the package is on the floor, the camera switches to a long shot, we see the package back on the man's lap and so forth throughout the scene of everyone picking up and looking into the box.
Well paced, well acted and suspenseful
Leelee Sobieski, Danny Glover, and Steve Zahn give life to their
characters as people overcome with greed (or hope) for a better life.
What starts out as an innocent "finders keepers" tale turns into a
lemming march to destruction.
The story is about three strangers whose lives intersect while
traveling at night on a train during the Christmas holidays. Sobieski
is Chloe, a biology/med student unhappy with her future prospects of
following a career not of her choosing. Danny Glover is the aging
conductor whose family is desperately in need of additional financial
support that he cannot provide. Zahn is a wannabe salesman whose life
story seems to be one of alcohol abuse and failure. The story swirls
around these strangers as they try to hold onto a box of riches which
can fulfill their dreams.
Although obviously a low budget production, the suspense is well paced,
the action sequences are timed perfectly and the characters are all
empathetic (especially Glover's character, the conductor). Only one
fault I find with the movie is a couple of minutes of totally
unnecessary gore. Otherwise a solid piece of film making and