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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

110min   |   English   |   Directed by: Billie August   |   Script: Greg Latter, Ulrich Herrmann   |   Production: Peter Reichenbach (C-FILMS AG), Michael Steiger (C-FILMS AG),  Kerstin Ramcke (Studio Hamburg GmbH), Günther Russ (Studio Hamburg GmbH)   |   Coproduction: SRF, Teleclub 

One day, Raimund Gregoires (Jeremy Irons), a Latin teacher from Bern, gets hold of a book by a mysterious Portuguese author. Amadeu de Prado (Jack Huston) was a doctor in Lisbon, although he probably saw himself more as a philosopher and poet. For Raimund, Prado's book is like a culture shock: he leaves everything behind and takes the night train to Lisbon to find out more about this man who, in his book, explores the very questions that have also been on his mind for years: "Is there a secret beneath the surface of human activity?" asks Prado, for example. "And if we live only a part of what is inside us, what happens to the rest?" 

A restless and gripping search begins, criss-crossing Lisbon, the search for a foreign life that nevertheless seems strangely familiar in its urgent questions - the search for an unusual doctor and poet who fought against Salazar's dictatorship.

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