One Night...A Train

  • 1968
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

An ambitious project by director Delvaux that ultimately fails because of his attempt to include complex symbolism and narrative devices without developing any single theme sufficiently. Montand plays a linguistics professor in Belgium, where his Flemish-speaking students are staging a rebellion against the French-speaking political and cultural forces....read more

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An ambitious project by director Delvaux that ultimately fails because of his attempt to include complex symbolism and narrative devices without developing any single theme sufficiently. Montand plays a linguistics professor in Belgium, where his Flemish-speaking students are staging a

rebellion against the French-speaking political and cultural forces. At the same time his girl friend, Aimee, is beginning to demand a commitment from him. The two fight, but she joins Montand when he leaves by train for another city. Aimee mysteriously disappears on the train. After Montand and

his companions get off the train, it crashes and Aimee is killed. Intermixed with the narrative are dream sequences, flashbacks, and flash-forwards, in a style that recalls the work of Alain Resnais. The film's atmosphere and technique also pay homage to Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman.

Montand never appears at ease in his role as an intellectual battling with love, and Aimee's charactor is too limited.

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