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Night Train Murders Movie Review Summary

Actors: Macha Méril, Flavio Bucci, Gianfranco De Grassi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Marina Berti

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NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS (L'ultimo treno della notte) is an Italian movie cowritten and directed by Aldo Lado in 1975.
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The main setting of the movie is a German night train heading towards Italy. Two young girls, Lisa and Margaret, coming home for Christmas, make the acquaintance of Blackie and Curly, two thugs. Blackie has already seduced a widow (Macha Méril) in the train and, soon, the five protagonists decide to share the same compartment.

After a while, Curly, who's on drugs, starts to harass the girls, hits them and finally rapes Lisa with a knife. Margaret escapes from the compartment and jumps from the train only to die on the rocks beneath the railroad line. Then, the three criminals throw Lisa's body out of the compartment's widow.

When they arrive to their final destination, they manage to be invited by Lisa's parents, Giulio and Laura Stradi, who are still waiting for their daughter. Giulio Stradi listens to the radio and understands that his guests are murderers. He decides to take the law into his own hands.
   

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   rape Criminal enemy is...    -   rapist If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Germany Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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