A quietly moving odyssey: an itinerary of train journeys, hotel rooms, and chance meetings that relates the past to a present lack of confidence among Europeans. A series of train rides, a series of tales. Only once do film and central character overcome their emotional reticence: when Anna (hitherto a passive listener), in a scene both surprising and logical, lies in bed with her mother and 'confesses' her love for another woman. A chaste refusal to supply easy answers means that the film is primarily descriptive; what emerges most strongly is a moving eroticism stemming from the everyday.
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