It starts as a studio theatre: a good-natured, bit pedantic stationmaster performs his job at a railway station in the middle of nowhere. Eventually a beautiful, obviously very rich young woman enters the station and wants to buy a ticket. She has to wait, they start talking, get closer – high-society meets petty bourgeois. Then suddenly the mood turns around: the woman’s fiance appears and tries to prevent the girl from leaving with increasing violence. The stationmaster interferes and the film becomes a thriller about a fight to the death. —IMDb
Sergio Rubini (December 21, 1959) is an Italian actor and film director.
He was born in Grumo Appula (Apulia) but soon moved to Rome to study acting. After some roles in theater, he debuted in a feature film with Figlio mio infinitamente caro (1985), which was followed by Desiderando Giulia and Il caso Moro. In 1987 he appeared in Federico Fellini’s Intervista.
In 1989 Rubini debuted also as director with La stazione, written with his friend Umberto Marino. The film won a Silver Ribbon and a David di Donatello as best debut work. In 1994 he was again actor in Carlo Verdone’s Al lupo al lupo, and the following year he directed himself and Nastassja Kinski in La bionda. In 1994 he co-wrote Giuseppe Tornatore’s Una pura formalità.
In 1997 he appeared in Gabriele Salvatores’ Nirvana, and the same year he directed Il viaggio della sposa, with Giovanna Mezzogiorno. In 2000 Rubini was directed again by Salvatores in Denti. In 2004, he appeared as Saint Dismas in Mel Gibson’s… read more