An overnight train trip through Europe becomes a profoundly unsettling odyssey for a young English businessman in this award-winning BBC drama. Peter (Michael Kitchen) boards the Ostend-Vienna express on his way to an important meeting and is delighted to meet a potential companion, a free-spirited young American (Wendy Raebeck) traveling alone. Already crowded, their compartment is overrun by the arrival of an imperious Viennese dowager, Frau Messner (Dame Peggy Ashcroft). This vestige of Old Europe becomes Peter’s nemesis, by turns infuriating and fascinating him, while his relationship with the young American takes an unexpected course.
Winner of three BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Awards), including best single drama.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE background featurette with writer Stephen Poliakoff, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, and others; commentary with Stephen Poliakoff and producer Kenith Trodd; and filmographies.
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