Transsiberian is the tale of an American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express when they are befriended by another pair of travellers (Eduardo Noriega and Kate Mara). Strange and sinister things start happening after they strike up this friendship, and the frosty train staff don’t make the situation any easier.
The Transsiberian Express from Beijing to Moscow is the world’s longest train journey, but the movie is hardly a great ad for the inter-continental railway line. This chilling and chilly film, which also stars Ben Kingsley, tells a frightening tale, and tells it well. The film’s snowscapes are beautiful, but the coldness of this movie is not only visible, it’s almost tangible. It’s definitely full of thrills for you to enjoy at home with a faithful hot water bottle, but probably not one to check out while on the commuter train home.
Transsiberian is showing on BBC1 tonight – Tuesday 4th December – at 11.55pm