• Publication date: April 15, 2012


Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

  • Publication date: April 15, 2012


Program data

Duration: 110

Production Year: 1991

MBC Max:

April 22, 2012 02:15 (KSA) ~ April 22, 2012 01:15 (CLT)

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 on-going purges of loyalists by the Allied forces and do what he can to help a hurting country.

But he soon 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.


  • Jean-Marc Barr
  • Barbara Sukowa
  • Ernst-Hugo Järegård
  • Eddie Constantine
  • Erik Mørk
  • Henning Jensen

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Rating: R for scenes of violence