About the film
Release Date: March 25, 2005
|Production Companies||:||Fandango, Medusa Film, Sixteen Films|
|Director||:||Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami|
|Writers||:||Paul Laverty, Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami|
A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket, three brash Scottish soccer fans en route to a match, and a complaining widow traveling to a memorial service for her late husband who's accompanied by a community-service volunteer who's assisting her. Interactions among these Europeans turn on class and nationalism, courtesy and rudeness, and opportunities for kindness.