Switching gears for a second, does anybody find movies that take place in subways or on trains (or in train stations) particularly enjoyable like I do? (Freudians can feel free draw their own conclusions about that...
Here are two "subway" movies I really like.
First up is the 1985 film Subway
- a sweet little French work that is surprisingly poignant while still remaining fun.
Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a subterranean society of eccentric characters and petty criminals. Despite being pursued by the henchmen, Fred finds the time to flirt with Helena, blow a safe, rob a train, evade the hapless Metro police and start a rock band ...
Sorry...I couldn't find a trailer dubbed or subtitled in English for this one.
The second is a much more unusual movie from Hungary called Kontroll
issue-ridden Hungarian metro ticket checkers deal with crazed commuters, underworld characters, violent sports fans, a politically posturing transit authority bureaucracy, back-stabbing coworkers, bouts of narcalepsy, a giant teddy bear...and a demonic looking serial killer living in the tunnels who gets his kicks by pushing unwary passengers onto the tracks just ahead of the approaching subway car.
Despite it's underlying story, it's actually a very funny and endearing film. (I think I'm in love with Ezster Balla...)
(No subtitles with this one either I'm afraid...)
And if your taste in subway drama runs more to pure horror, here's the subterranean answer to Blair Witch
simply titled The Tunnel
An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.
Last I looked, you can watch the full movie on YouTube. Link here