Transsiberian

Transsiberian

Spanien / Deutschland / Großbritannien / Litauen 2006-2008, Spielfilm

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A ′thriller on wheels′. After spending some time in Peking an American couple decides to continue their journey to Moscow by train – on the famous Trans-Siberian railway. However, as they travel across the snow-covered Asiatic wastes they soon realise that the ′Trans-Sib′ isn′t what it used to be. Its former lustre has disappeared, the passengers are reticent – and some of them are certainly smuggling drugs.

Roy and Jessie′s marriage is on the rocks, and so the pair is much-relieved when two nice travelling companions board the train. Carlos and Abby travel the world earning a living as language teachers. At home they sell the handicrafts they have collected on their travels, such as the Russian "matruschkas", a number of which they have with them now.

The trip takes an unexpected turn when Roy misses the train after a stopover. Jessie decides to wait for him at the next station, and is joined by her new acquaintances. But then Carlos makes a pass at Jessie and, when she resists his advances, Carlos is accidentally killed. Jessie panics and buries his body in the snow. Shortly afterwards, Roy arrives at the station and they continue their journey. But this is by no means the end of their nightmarish trip. Roy and Jessie meet Inspector Grinko, a police investigator who is pursuing the murderer of a drug dealer. He tells them that Carlos himself was a dealer, who had some corrupt police officers on his heels. Now they′re after Jessie…

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Brad Anderson
Assistant director:Daniela Forn
Screenplay:Brad Anderson, Will Conroy
Director of photography:Xavi Giménez
2nd Camera unit:Sergi Bartroli
Optical effects:Jordi San Agustin, Mariano Lieski
Production design:Alain Bainèe
Set design:Inigo Navarro
Make-up artist:Gregor Eckstein
Costume design:Thomas Oláh
Editing:Jaume Martí
Sound design:Albert Manera
Audio mixing:Marc Orts
Special effects:Gregor Eckstein
Stunt co-ordinator:Tomas Ereminas
Music:Alfonso De Vilallonga
  
Cast: 
Woody HarrelsonRoy
Emily MortimerJessie
Ben KingsleyGrinko
Kate MaraAbby
Eduardo NoriegaCarlos
Thomas KretschmannKolzak
Etienne ChicotFranzose
Mac McDonaldMinister
Colin SintonBotschafter
Saulius BagaliunasBetrunkener Pole
Samantha Jordanova
  
Production company:Castelao Producciones S.A. (Madrid)
in co-production with:Universum Film GmbH (München), Future Films Ltd. (London), Lietuvos Kino Studija (Vilnius), Telecinco Cinema (Madrid)
Producer:Julio Fernández
Co-Producer:Álvaro Augustin, Todd Dagres, Tania Reichert-Facilides
Executive producer:Carlos Fernández, Antonia Nava, Julio Fernández
Line producer:Teresa Gefaell, Jet Christiaanse
Associate producer:Michael Williams, Stephen Margolis, Ramūnas Škikas
Shoot:13.12.2006-07.02.2007: Spanien, Vilnius und Umgebung, Russland, Peking
Original distributor:Universum Film GmbH (München)
Length:3052 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.02.2008, 113274, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 18.01.2008, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 09.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2008

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Originaltitel (GB DE ES) Transsiberian

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Length:3052 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.02.2008, 113274, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 18.01.2008, Park City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 09.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2008
 

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