Online with YourScreen. Mikolaj jumps on a train captivated by a beautiful woman. He hopes to convince her that they are made for each other. On the way to happiness he finds himself with no ticket, and tickets are sacred for the crude conductor Mr. Nowak.
Beautifully lit and shot, Columbian director Miguel J. Vélez’s first feature is a highly theatrical stab at reinventing that tried-and-tested cinema trope – ‘strangers on a train’. And he succeeds. The action is sprightly, the characters likeable, the mood hopeful and the outcome satisfying. Does it all add up to suggest a grand metaphor for the journey of life itself – or is this just a typical train journey on the Polish railway in the week before Christmas? Either way, it’s a highly entertaining ride. Up for classical music! Running time: 1 hour 23 minutes. Polish with subtitles.
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BFS Rating: 15
BFS Opinion: Sometimes feels rather far-fetched, but so skilfully crafted that it is a wonderful story. Sit back and enjoy! Masterful film-making.