Nord Express
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Paris,1896. Nagelmackers creates the Nord Express (Northern Express) between Paris and St. Petersbourgh. Crossing the continent in 48 hours is a new communicational challenge for Europeans. A challenge continually negociated despite the explosion of two World Wars, the marks of blue crayon on military maps, a wall which divides a city... In 1990, Nord Express, the video, reconstitutes the 47 hours of the journey between the two cities. Our era constantly transforms itself, filled with the noise of machines. In Paris, railroad workers lay down the rails for new high-speed trains (TGV's). In Berlin, the wall comes down. In Brest (ex-USSR), workers replace normal-sized rail cars for wider ones.

1990
Belgium
59:14
Original language
German
Polish
Subtitles
French

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Credits

Direction
Rob Rombout
Screenplay
Rob Rombout
Christian Janssens
Photography
Louis Philippe Capelle
Sound
Oilivier Struye
Paul Heymans
Assistant Director
Adriana Moreira de Oliveira
Editing
Adriana Moreira de Oliveira
Voice
Pierre Laroche
Mixing
Jacques Clisse
Original Score
Piotr Hertel
Production
Jean-Philippe Laroche
Paradise Films
Triangle 7
RTBF
CAC - CICV Montbéliard
Wallonie Image Production

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Mono
Keywords
Architecture, Travel, Train, Geography