Warm Nights on a Slow-Moving Train (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 31, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train, written and directed by Bob Ellis, belongs to a genre of highbrow 1980s films which pushed the conventions of art house cinema. An unnamed fine arts teacher struggles to support her brother's drug addiction. To raise money, she moonlights as a prostitute on a midnight train. For each encounter, she dons a different identity, ala Cindy Sherman, and seeks out her john for the night. That is, until she meets the Man and falls for him which forces her to choose between her love or her lifestyle. Warm Nights does have the benefit of Ellis' characteristic fine writing, but it is generally regarded as one of the more dismal failures in this genre.



brother, deception, drugs, love, masquerade, prostitute/prostitution, schoolteacher, stranger, support, train [locomotive], trick