Suburban Train

Director: Maciej Cuske

written & directed by Maciej Cuske director of photography Marcin Sauter edited by Tymek Wiskirski sound by Dimitrij Wasiliew production manger Adam Papliński produced by Eureka Media, Telewizja Polska producer Krzysztof Kopczyński co-producer Witold Będkowski co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Russian Federation State Institute of Cinematography
colour, 17′
Poland 2005


The famous Moscow’s electric train starts off the station. Some people are dozing off, others are reading, some others are deeply involved in their own thoughts. We can hear some snippets of conversations and mobile phones ring. Someone tries to sell beautifully embroidered table cloths; a lovely little cat has escaped from someone’s basket. Sometimes a jazz ensemble plays on the train or a single accordion player sings “Spasiba, żizn”… The film was made as a part of the programme “Russia – Poland. A New Gaze”.


Maciej Cuske
Born in 1972. A graduate of Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. Director of documentary films.