Baltic Express


1h 40m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A man, Jerzy, enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something. He has to share sleeping-compartment with a woman who also seems to be on the run. Eventually we get to know that the police are looking for an escaped murderer. Is it really Jerzy they are looking for?

Film Details

Also Known As
Pociag
Release Date
Dec 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
KADR Film Unit
Distribution Company
Telepix Corp.
Country
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Marthe, a young woman, leaves her lover, Stachek, and travels to the seashore. She buys a ticket from a stranger, boards a night train, and finds herself sharing a compartment with a man. Stachek stands on the platform, pleading with Marthe to stay, as the train leaves the station. Marthe ignores him and learns that her traveling companion is a surgeon who is upset over an unsuccessful operation in which a patient died. Marthe and the doctor are drawn to each other. Suddenly, the train stops and police enter, searching for a murderer who is supposed to be in Marthe's compartment. The doctor is suspected at first, until Marthe identifies the stranger in the next compartment as the man who sold her a ticket. He is chased and captured by police, and the train resumes the trip. At the journey's end, the doctor is met by his wife, and Marthe is left alone.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pociag
Release Date
Dec 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
KADR Film Unit
Distribution Company
Telepix Corp.
Country
Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Released in Poland in 1959 as Pociag; running time: 100 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States Winter December 1962

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Revelation & Camouflage: Polish Cinema from 1930 to the Present" January 26 - March 7, 1996.)

Released in United States Winter December 1962