Lenin...The Train
Created byMichael Pearson (book)
Directed byDamiano Damiani
Music byNicola Piovani
Country of originItaly
West Germany
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
ProducerEnrico Bergier
EditorEnzo Meniconi
Running time3h 18min
Production companiesRai 2
Taurus Film
Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Televisión Española (TVE)
Original release30 November 1988 (1988-11-30)

Lenin... The Train is an English-language TV film directed by Damiano Damiani in 1988.[1] The film was released on 30 November 1988 by Rai 2.[2] It is based on Vladimir Lenin's journey from Switzerland to Petrograd by sealed train through war time Germany during the Russian Revolution of 1917.[1]

Lenin's role is played by British actor Ben Kingsley. The film is two part 198 minutes.

The film was produced by Rai 2 and Taurus Film in collaboration with Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) and Televisión Española (TVE).



  1. ^ a b "Lenin: The Train (1988)". Beta Film.
  2. ^ "Lenin... The Train". British Board of Film Classification.