Lars von Trier’s dark vision of Europe at the end of WO II . A naive guy wants to see the Germany of his parents and studies to be a navigator at the railroad company ( Wagonlits). He falls madly in love with the daughter of his boss and gets into trouble when she turns out to be a member of the Wehrwolves (an underground organisation of ex-nazi’s who are fighting against the allied forces).

Visually a feast for the eyes in colour and black and white. The soundtrack is brilliantly composed by Joachim Holbek, a dark piece of music with spoken voice parts.