Scene from the film The Train to Moscow
Scene from the film The Train to Moscow
Scene from the film The Train to Moscow
Scene from the film The Train to Moscow
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The Train to Moscow

  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
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The Train to Moscow chronicles the end of an era and the end of a dream through the eyes of Sauro Ravaglia, an amateur film-maker, barber and communist. It is 1957 and Alfonsine is just one of the many small towns in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region where communist local governments have reigned supreme in the wake of the destruction wreaked by the war. Sauro and his friends dream of a world of peace, brotherhood, and equality: they dream of the Soviet Union. A once in a lifetime opportunity comes their way when they have the chance of attending the World Festival of Socialist Youth in Moscow. Sauro and his friends arm themselves with an 8mm camera to film their greatjourney. What happens when they come face to face with their utopian dream?


  • Original Title
    The Train to Moscow
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini, Francesco Ragazzi
  • Cinematography
    Andrea Vaccari, Marcello Dapporto (HD); Enzo Pasi, Luigi Pattuelli, Sauro Ravaglia (8mm)
  • Editing
    Sara Fgaier
  • Music
    Francesco Serra
  • Sound
    Diego Schiavo
  • Runtime
    70 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 31st Torino Film Festival-International Competition
    • 49th Karlovy Vary IFF-Documentary Films-Competition (International Premiere)
    • Saratov Sufferings International Documentary
    • Bratislava IFF
    • Cinema Verite, Iran IFF
    • Festa Do Cinema Italiano Lisbona
    • Russia-Italia Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Saratov Sufferings International Documentary FF-Head of Saratov Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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