Everyone on the train to Venice is quite naturally wrapped up in their own concerns. Martin (Hugh Grant), a journalist, is determined to see to it that his book on the neo-Nazis gets into the right hands. Others are on their way to celebrate the Carnivale in Venice, a huge city-wide costume party. A more sinister passenger is found in the watchful man (Malcom McDowell) who never seems to converse or join with any of the others on the train. When a group of skinheads takes over the train, the passengers seem hardly to have noticed.
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