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Transsiberian is a psychological thriller film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in which an American couple’s journey from China to Russia becomes a nightmare after they befriend a pair of fellow travellers.
An international co-production of Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Lithuania, the film was directed by Brad Anderson and stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. Filming began in December 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with additional photography in Beijing and Russia. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, followed by a series of other international film festivals.
An American couple, Roy and Jessie, take the train from Beijing to Moscow on their return home from a Christian mission in China. Roy befriends their cabin mates, a Spanish man, Carlos, and his Seattle-born girlfriend, Abby. Jessie does not share her husband’s warmth but Carlos shows Jessie his souvenir matryoshka dolls.
When Roy misses the train in Irkutsk while sightseeing, Jessie is alone with Carlos and Abby. She gets off the train at Ilanskaya to wait for Roy. Carlos and Abby get off too, claiming she would be unsafe alone. In a restaurant, Jessie sees a doll nearly identical to those of Carlos. Abby is upset when she mentions this and goes to bed. Jessie begs Carlos not to involve Abby in his activities.
Director: Brad Anderson
Writers: Brad Anderson, Will Conroy
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Thomas Kretschmann, Etienne Chicot
|Eduardo Noriega||…||Carlos Ximénez|
|Colin Stinton||…||Embassy Official|
|Perlis Vaisieta||…||Manager Hotel Pushkin|
|Mindaugas Papinigis||…||Young Detective|
|Mindaugas Capas||…||Military Officer|
|Sonata Visockaite||…||Female Train Attendant #1|
|Larisa Kalpokaite||…||Female Train Attendant #2|
|Valentinas Krulikovskis||…||Young Waiter|
|Kristina Kulinic||…||School Girl 1|
|Jin Zhou||…||School Girl 2 (as Jing Din Zhou)|
|Saulius Bagaliunas||…||Drunk Pole|
|Andrius Paulavicius||…||Lithuanian Backpacker|
|Antanas Radinskas||…||Sullen Clerk|
|Waléra Kanischtscheff||…||Russian Hunter|
|Aleksandrs Petukhovs||…||Russian Cop|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia