Night Train to Lisbon

1 Sep 2021, 9:00 PM

Let’s get straight to it, before we divert you

How much is the ticket? CZK 140 | Tickets can be purchased up to 6 p.m. on the screening date or starting at 8 p.m. at the DOX Centre’s ticket desk (Poupětova 1).

Where? At the Evergreen Terrace

What if it will be raining? We’ll be showing in all kinds of weather. In case of rain, inside the DOX+ hall.

To the movies with a test? We're following the government's current anti-Covid-19 regulations. You can prove that you're not infectious with

  • a full vaccination certificate,
  • a negative RT-PCR test no older than 7 days,
  • a negative PIC antigen test no older than 72 hours,
  • having had Covid-19 in the last 180 days (with laboratory proof),
  • or by testing yourself prior to entry with a negative result.

Earphones are thoroughly disinfected. Please bring your own blankets.

We reserve the right to change programming.

The entire Evergreen Open Air Cinema programme is available here.

Evergreen Terrace
Poupětova 3, Prague 7 – DOX+ entrance 
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One rainy day, Raimund Gregorius, an aging teacher of Latin and classical languages at a grammar school in Bern, saves a young woman from jumping off a bridge. The woman, who speaks only Portuguese, absolutely enchants him. After her disappearance, he finds in her coat pocket a book by doctor and philosopher Amadeu de Prado, who lived and fought in the times of fascist Portugal, and in the book a train ticket to Lisbon. And so he leaves his old life in Bern and sets out on an adventure he has long dreamed of.

In Lisbon, he follows in the footsteps of the author and runs into a tangle of political and emotional intrigue and an unhappy love story from the time of Salazar’s dictatorship.

His journey transcends time and space, touches on questions of history, philosophy and medicine and becomes a liberating search for himself and the meaning of life.

The film Night Train to Lisbon is based on the bestseller of the same name by Pascal Mercier, alias Peter Bieri. Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons excels in his role as the grammar school teacher.

Literary text:
Original: Pascal Mercier, Nachtzug nach Lissabon, 2004
Czech: Pascal Mercier, Noční vlak do Lisabonu 2015, translated
by Eva Pátková, published by Plus

Film processing:
Germany, Switzerland, Portugal 2013, 111 minutes
Director: Bille August
Thriller, romance
We present the film in the English version with Czech subtitles

The Night Train to Lisbon film is being screened as part of the Das Sommerkino project – in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, and the Swiss Embassy.

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