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2,825 Ratings


Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, Spain, 1991
Drama, History, Avant-Garde


American pacifist (and naive) Leopold Kessler stumbles into a job as a sleeping-car conductor for the Zentropa railways in a Kafkaesque 1945 postwar Frankfurt, where he gets caught in a whirlpool of conspiracies and Nazi sympathisers. A runaway-train ride to an oddly futuristic past.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1991 | 3 wins including: Best Artistic Contribution


European Film Awards

1992 | 2 nominations including: European Actress of the Year

Stockholm International Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Bronze Horse

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