The Train Stop


Speedy passing trains are tearing the silence of a small railway station. Despite the noise, the people waiting there are still sound asleep. Is there anything that could possibly wake them up? Sergei Loznitsa displays formalistic brilliance while depicting a slice of reality, as he employs the use of sound to illustrate the transition of Russian society from Communism towards a still unknown destination - at the end of the road, his heroes might finally wake up.
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Direction: Sergei Loznitsa
Script: Sergei Loznitsa
Cinematography: Pavel Kostomarov
Editing: Sergei Loznitsa
Sound: Alexander Zakarjewskiy
Production: Russia Studio OKNO
Co-production: RTR Vitaliy Manskiy
Format: Digital File
Color: B&W
Production Country: Russia
Production Year: 2000
Duration: 24'
Contact: Deckert Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Silver Dove – DOK Leipzig 2000 Award for Best Short Documentary – Ekaterinburg FF 2000 Award for Best Camera – Krakow IFF 2001 Award for Best Documentary– Lyon IFF 2001 Special Mention – Vila do Conde Short FF

Sergei Loznitsa


2000 Polustanok | The Train Stop
2001 Poselenije | The Settlement
2002 Portret | Portrait (short)
2003 Landschaft | Landscape
2004 Factory (short)
2005 Blokada | Blockade
2006 Artel (short)
2016 Austerlitz
2018 Process | The Trial