I loved this, the repetitions, the calmness. It catalogs key aspects of post-WWII Germany in the most peculiar way, one which often contradicts what's happening in the narrative proper. And the voice-over narration; what is happening there?! Very tender and tense. It seems to me to be so much about the elusiveness of trust, of connections. The clowns, the introductions, & so much else about this film feels beyond me.
There's very little thriller and not much on trains, but has a fascinating historical footage of post WWII Frankfurt Germany and the devastation wrought by the war. It's an interesting film, worth seeing.