Train Birds


1h 23m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Hannes studies train timetables and takes off to Finland, against his boss's wishes, for the International Timetable Competition. On the way, he meets the mysterious Sirpa, a woman from Finland who continually vanishes and reappears. Unbeknowst to him, he is being followed by a police inspector beca

Film Details

Also Known As
Trains 'n' Roses, Zugvoegel, Zugvoegel...Einmal Nach Inari
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Bosko Biati Film; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Finnish Film Foundation; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Synopsis

Hannes studies train timetables and takes off to Finland, against his boss's wishes, for the International Timetable Competition. On the way, he meets the mysterious Sirpa, a woman from Finland who continually vanishes and reappears. Unbeknowst to him, he is being followed by a police inspector because his boss has died and 30,000 marks are missing from the company safe.

Film Details

Also Known As
Trains 'n' Roses, Zugvoegel, Zugvoegel...Einmal Nach Inari
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Bosko Biati Film; Filmf÷rderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein; Finnish Film Foundation; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of 1997 CICAE Award.

Winner of the 1998 Silver Ribbon of the German Film Award in the category of Best Film.

Feature directorial debut for Peter Lichtefeld.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (New German Cinema) February 11-22, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 1-11, 1998.

Shown at Museum of Modern Art (Recent Films from Germany) in New York City November 1-15, 1998.

35mm

color

Dolby

dialogue German and Finnish

subtitled English