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Lars von Trier


112' - 1991 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: German, Latin, English
Director: Lars von Trier Composer: Joachim Holbek With: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier
An American of German descent arrives in post-war Germany 1945. His uncle gets him a job on the Zentropa train line as a sleeping car conductor. The American's wish is to be neutral to the ongoing purges of loyalists by the Allied forces and do what he can to help a hurting country, but he finds himself being used by both the Americans and the influential family that owns the railroad. After falling in love with the railroad magnate's daughter, he finds that he can't remain neutral and must make some difficult choices.

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Lars von Trier


Joachim Holbek


Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier


Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel

Director of Photography

Henning Bendtsen, Edward Klosinski, Jean-Paul Meurisse


Hervé Schneid


Bo Christensen, Peter Aalbæk Jensen

More information


German, Latin, English

Countries of production

Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden




Lars von Trier
Befrielsesbilleder (1982), The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987), Europa (1991), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Idiots (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville: The Pilot (2003), The Five Obstructions (2003), Dogville (2003), Manderlay (2005), The Boss of It All (2006), To Each His Own Cinema (2007), Antichrist (2009), Dimension 1991-2024 (2010), Melancholia (2011), Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013), The House That Jack Built (2018)

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