Trains & Tracks

The train is a major innovation of 19th century industrialisation that brought Western societies into modernity. Many film pioneers have been inspired by moving and stationary trains. From the birth of cinema, the train has been a prominent subject of interest.

The Lumière Brothers’ pioneering and emblematic film L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat was the perfect embodiment of movement, new realism and framing that would set the stage for much of cinema’s future history.

The film programme will capture various cinematographic approaches to trains and train travel.

Within a retrospective in collaboration with Europalia Trains & Tracks, CINEMATEK will screen classic Westerns such as Once Upon a Time in the West, Alfred Hitchcock’s films noirs like Strangers on a Train, action-packed blockbusters like Runaway Train or Back to the future 3 or Buster Keaton’s silent film The General.
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Trains & Tracks

Berlin Express
  • Jacques Tourneur , USA , 1948
  • Robert Ryan, Merle Oberon, Charles Korvin, Fritz Kortner
  • BW ⁄ 86' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Train de vie
  • Radu Mihaileanu , België - Belgique / Frankrijk - France / Nederland - Pays-Bas , 1996
  • Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari
  • colour ⁄ 102' ⁄ SUBS: NL

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Anthologie van de stille film / Anthologie du cinéma muet

Red Signals
  • J.P. McGowan , USA , 1927
  • Wallace Mc Donald, Earle Williams, J.P. Morgan
  • ZW + kleur - NB + couleur ⁄ 56' (24 fps) ⁄ TIT: EN / ⁄ PIANO

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L'Inconnu du Nord-Express / Strangers on a Train
  • Alfred Hitchcock , USA , 1951
  • Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
  • BW ⁄ 100' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Pacific express / Union Pacific
  • Cecil B. DeMille , USA , 1939
  • Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy
  • BW ⁄ 135' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Ballad of a soldier / La Ballade du soldat / Ballada o soldate
  • Grigori Chukhraj , USSR - URSS , 1959
  • Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova
  • BW ⁄ 88' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Classics ⁄ Jonge filmfans 2021 - 2022 / Jeunes Fans de Ciné 2021 - 2022

Retour vers le futur 3 / Back to the Future Part III
  • Robert Zemeckis , USA , 1990
  • Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen
  • colour ⁄ 117' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

Saturday 08.01 20:00 Plateau|upper Cart

Trains & Tracks ⁄ Anthologie van de stille film / Anthologie du cinéma muet

Arrivée d'un train en gare de Villefranche-sur-Rhône + Turksib

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La Bataille du rail
  • René Clément , Frankrijk - France , 1945
  • Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand
  • BW ⁄ 85' ⁄ V: FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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Le Plaisir
  • Max Ophuls , Frankrijk - France , 1951
  • Ginette Leclerc, Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Renaud
  • BW ⁄ 95' ⁄ V: FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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À bord du Darjeeling Limited / The Darjeeling Limited
  • Wes Anderson , USA , 2007
  • Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Angelica Huston, Barbet Schroeder
  • colour ⁄ 104' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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De trein der traagheid / Un soir, un train
  • André Delvaux , België - Belgique / Frankrijk - France , 1968
  • Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, François Beukelaers
  • colour ⁄ 90' ⁄ V: NL-FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Anthologie van de stille film / Anthologie du cinéma muet

The Great Train Robbery + Goluboj Ekspress

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De wisselwachter
  • Jos Stelling, 1986, Jim van der Woude, Stéphane Excoffier, Josse De Pauw / kleur - couleur / 96' / V: NL-FR / OND - ST: — , Nederland - Pays-Bas , 1986
  • Jim van der Woude, Stéphane Excoffier, Josse De Pauw
  • colour ⁄ 96' ⁄ SUBS: —

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Un étrange voyage
  • Alain Cavalier , Frankrijk - France , 1980
  • Jean Rochefort, Camille De Casabianca, Arlette Bonnard
  • colour ⁄ 98' ⁄ V: FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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Trans-Europ-Express
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet , Frankrijk - France / België - Belgique , 1966
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier
  • BW ⁄ 93' ⁄ SUBS: NL

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Train de nuit / Pociag
  • Jerzy Kawalerowicz , Polen - Pologne , 1959
  • Lucyna Winnicka, Teresa Szmigielówna, Leon Niemczyk
  • ⁄ 97' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Het Zilveren Scherm / Films de Jadis

Anna Karenina
  • Clarence Brown , USA , 1935
  • Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone
  • BW ⁄ 92' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Le Train / The Train
  • John Frankenheimer , USA / Frankrijk - France / Italië - Italie , 1964
  • Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon
  • BW ⁄ 133' ⁄ SUBS: FR

An action film in the tradition of French train pictures in which giant locomotives take on powerful human identities, stretching from Abel Gance’s La roue (1923) to the first postwar feature La Bataille du rail (1946), René Clément’s celebration of the railway workers’ heroic sacrifices for the liberation of France. The superb black-and-white, deep-focus photography by Jean Tournier and Walter Wottitz contributes to this effect, as does the presence as a proud, cranky engine driver of the much-loved veteran character actor Michel Simon, Paul Scofield and Burt Lancaster. The Train was the fourth of five collaborations between filmmaker Frankenheimer and star Lancaster. Jeanne Moreau is stealing the spotlight. As a quasi-vulnerable hotel host, she offers Lancaster accommodation. 'Why are men so dumb,' she asks . 'Why they have to hang the hero' . For the women there is nothing else to do than sit at home and anxiously wait . 'In the meantime, she's putting her own life on the line. Featuring a top-notch score by Maurice Jarre (Doctor Zhivago).

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Le roi pêcheur / The Fisher King
  • Terry Gilliam , USA , 1991
  • Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer
  • colour ⁄ 138' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Het Zilveren Scherm / Films de Jadis

Tokyo Story / Voyage à Tokyo / Tokyo monogatari
  • Yasujiro Ozu , Japan - Japon , 1953
  • Chishu Ryu, Haruko Sugimura, Chieko Higashiyama
  • BW ⁄ 134' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Dust in the Wind / Poussière dans le vent / Liàn liàn fengchén
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien , Taiwan - Taïwan , 1987
  • Wang Ching-wen, Hsin Shu-fen, Li Tian-lu
  • colour ⁄ 105' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Classics

Les Rendez-vous d'Anna
  • Chantal Akerman , België - Belgique / Frankrijk - France / BRD - RFA , 1978
  • Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël
  • colour ⁄ 126' ⁄ V: FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Jonge filmfans 2021 - 2022 / Jeunes Fans de Ciné 2021 - 2022

Stand by Me
  • Rob Reiner , USA , 1986
  • Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland
  • colour ⁄ 88' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Transsiberian
  • Brad Anderson , UK / Spanje - Espagne / Duitsland - Allemagne / Litouwen - Lituanie , 2007
  • Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley
  • colour ⁄ 110' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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L'énigme du Chicago Express / The Narrow Margin
  • Richard Fleischer , USA , 1952
  • Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor
  • BW ⁄ 70' ⁄ SUBS: DE - FR

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La Croisée des destins / Bhowani Junction
  • George Cukor , USA , 1955
  • Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers
  • colour ⁄ 109' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Het Zilveren Scherm / Films de Jadis

Shanghai Express
  • Josef von Sternberg , USA , 1932
  • Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
  • BW ⁄ 81' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Sleepless / Le Sang des innocents / Non ho sonno
  • Dario Argento , Italië - Italie , 2001
  • Max von Sydow, Chiara Caselli, Stefano Dionisi
  • colour ⁄ 117' ⁄ V: EN-IT ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia
  • Ulrike Ottinger , BRD - RFA , 1989
  • Delphine Seyrig, Lydia Billiet, Inès Sastre
  • colour ⁄ 167' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Tie xi qu: west of the tracks - part 1: rust / À l'Ouest des rails - partie 1: rouille / Tiexi qu: part 1
  • Wang Bing, 2003, kleur - couleur / 240' / OND - ST: FR , China - Chine / Nederland - Pays-Bas , 2003
  • colour ⁄ 240' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Les Incorruptibles / The Untouchables
  • Brian De Palma , USA , 1987
  • Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia
  • colour ⁄ 119' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Trains & Tracks ⁄ Het Zilveren Scherm / Films de Jadis

Streng bewaakte treinen / Trains strictement surveillés / Ostre sledované vlaky
  • Jirí Menzel , Tsjechoslovakije - Tchécoslovaquie , 1966
  • Václáv Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský
  • BW ⁄ 92' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Une femme disparaît / The Lady Vanishes
  • Alfred Hitchcock , UK , 1938
  • Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Dame May Whitty
  • BW ⁄ 96' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Bertha boxcar / Boxcar Bertha
  • Martin Scorsese , USA , 1972
  • Barbara Hershey, David Carradine
  • colour ⁄ 88' ⁄ V: EN ⁄ SUBS: --

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Midi, gare centrale / Union Station
  • Rudolph Maté , USA , 1950
  • William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald
  • BW ⁄ 81' ⁄ V: EN ⁄ SUBS: —

Monday 14.02 21:15 Le Doux|upper Cart

Trains & Tracks

EXPRMNTL

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Tie xi qu: west of the tracks - part 2: remnants / À l'Ouest des rails - partie 2 : vestiges / Tiexi qu: part 2
  • Wang Bing , China - Chine / Nederland - Pays-Bas , 2003
  • Nederland - Pays-Bas 2003, colour ⁄ 175' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Runaway Train
  • Andrei Konchalovsky , USA , 1985
  • Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay
  • colour ⁄ 110' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Peppermint Candy / Bakha satang
  • Lee Chang-dong , Zuid-Korea - Corée Du Sud , 1999
  • Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Yeo-jin, Moon So-ri
  • colour ⁄ 129' ⁄ SUBS: EN - FR

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Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train
  • Patrice Chéreau , Frankrijk - France , 1997
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pascal Greggory, Charles Berling, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • colour ⁄ 121' ⁄ V: FR ⁄ SUBS: —

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Tie xi qu: west of the tracks - part 3: rails / À l'Ouest des rails - partie 3 : rails / Tiexi qu: part 3
  • Wang Bing , China - Chine / Nederland - Pays-Bas , 2003
  • colour ⁄ 120' ⁄ SUBS: FR

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Monday 28.02 18:00 Plateau|upper Cart

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Le Seul témoin / Narrow Margin
  • Peter Hyams , USA , 1990
  • Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, J.T. Walsh
  • colour ⁄ 96' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Trains & Tracks

The Navigators
  • Ken Loach , UK / Spanje - Espagne / Duitsland - Allemagne / Frankrijk - France , 2001
  • Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig, Joe Duttine
  • colour ⁄ 95' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

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Unstoppable
  • Tony Scott , USA , 2010
  • Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson
  • colour ⁄ 98' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL