Haven't posted one of these to this list before and haven't posted one
to the movie list in over a year either.
We just saw TransSiberian
at The Little Theatre, for non Rochesterians this is an Art Film House.
If you are looking for a really well made film with fine acting and
good music. This may be the one. It spends much of its time on the
Trans Siberian Railroad with wonderful railroad shots including some
great old steam. There are also classic uses of the trains in the story
This is not for the squeamish, it earns its R rating but Carol was not
in the least turned off. She says, "Edge of the seat"
The synopsis is:
One of those legendary train trips that people used to dream about
taking, the Transsiberian Express has probably seen better days. An
American couple, Roy (Woody Harrelson) and Jessie (Emily Mortimer),
decide to return home the long way from their recent sojourn in Peking
and meet another couple from the West, Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby
(Kate Mara), with whom they quickly form that tenuous bond that often
unites fellow travelers away from home. When Roy gets separated from the
train at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots
aren't exactly who or what they seem to be. But the real dangers of
their unforgettable trip have only begun to surface; Russian cops (Ben
Kingsley plays one), mobsters, and locals are still to come.
Enjoy, and if you see it please let me know what you think.