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Trains 'n' Roses (Zugvoegel)

Trains 'n' Roses

His passion for trains and timetables sets the Dortmund truck driver Hannes off on a trip to the northern parts of Finland, to the 1st International Timetable Competition. He travels by train, head-in-the-clouds and confident of his victory in the contest. And all the time a German police detective is hot on his trail pursuing him because of a murder of which Hannes himself isn´t aware, as he encounters the mysterious Finnish rose-lover Sirpa. But Hannes has to learn his lessons in life until he finally understands that there are even more important things in life than timetables...


Peter Lichtefeld was born in Dortmund in 1956. After studies in Geography and Political Science, he worked as a set and production manager on films like Die Blaue Stunde (1990, Marcel Gisler), Der Erdnussmann (1991, Dietmar Klein) and Deadly Maria (Die toedliche Maria, 1993, Tom Tykwer). A selection of his films includes: Without Comparison (Ohne Vergleich, 1986), The Sardine Journey (Sardinienfahrt, 1987), World of Stone (Worte aus Stein, documentary short, 1988), Moscow (Moskau (short, 1989), Kissah (short, 1996), Trains 'n' Roses (Zugvoegel, 1997), Damned Sensations (Verdammte Gefuehle, 2001), Wilsberg and the Silent Witness (Wilsberg und der stumme Zeuge, TV, 2002), 16 episodes of Die Camper (1999-2003), and Playa del Futuro (2005).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Peter Lichtefeld
Screenplay Peter Lichtefeld
Cinematography Frank Griebe
Bernd Euscher
Christian Steyer
Cast Jochen Nickel, Joachim Król, Outi Maeenpaeae, Oliver Marlo, Kati Outinen, Kari Vaeaenaenen, Peter Lohmeyer
Producer Joern Rettig
Production Company BOSKO BIATI Film/Berlin, in co-production with WDR, Prokino Filmverleih/Munich, Kinotuotanto OY/Helsinki
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/Finnish
Subtitled Versions German, English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Biberach 1997, Berlin 1998: German Films, Karlovy Vary 1998, Edinburgh 1998, Pyongyang 1998, Mill Valley 1998, Ghent 1998, Cardiff 1998, Cairo 2003
Awards Prix de la Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et d'Essai 1997
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Finnish Filmfoundation
German Distributor Prokino Filmverleih/Munich

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