The Petersburg-Cannes Express (2003)

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The year is 1904. The world is changing except that Russia under Czar Nicholas II doesn't seem to notice or care. Young people are in revolt but are constantly crushed by the Czar's Secret Police. Sophie Derkheim, a young student, sets out to seek revenge against the judge who sent her brother to a Siberian prison camp where he died a painful death. She travels to the South of France where the judge is vacationing and calmly shoots him. She now faces extradition, torture and a painful death...but her fellow student revolutionaries in St. Petersburg put together a daring plan that will see them kidnap Russia's Chief Prosecutor from the Cannes. Petersburg train and then demand Sophie's release. Cannes Alexie sets out a daring plan and that's where everything goes wrong. Accompanied by a young beautiful revolutionary named Anna, who soon sees that Alexie is not the great "brain" but in fact almost a liability.His plans get them into even bigger trouble and danger as the train journey unfolds with its twist of turns. Drascovitch, the Chief Prosecutor, must be kidnapped from the train before they reach France. What are they to do? Somehow Alexie and Anna despite many hair-raising setbacks do manage to have part of the plan work. However, this leads to even greater danger as the film's fast pace speeds on to the great attempt to free Sophie. Written By Len Nebons  Less

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