The Pointsman

  • 1986
  • Netherlands
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jos Stelling
  • Cast: Jim Van Der Woude, Stephane Excoffier.

Accidentally stepping off a train at a remote Scottish Highlands station, a chic French woman finds herself marooned with a Dutch pointsman, who lives a basic and lonely life there. They settle down to a pattern of existence that brings out the latent sexual tensions between them. Arty, implausible look at sexual power-games, confined to a single set and relying heavily on the nuances of the performers. An interesting oddity, but obviously stretching a slender narrative as far as it will go.

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