A man is implied to be a gigolo. He is also seen shirtless in one scene.
A man is accused of being a “sweaty pervert” (a young hippie is seen in her panties during this scene).
A girl unbuttons her top while a guard watches. This creates a diversion as the girl’s boyfriend is able to knock out the guard.
A man makes a sexual comment about getting his pants off; his ex-wife calls him crude.
there is implied sex between some of the characters (no nudity)


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


When it comes to movies with the theme of trains, I believe many people will have pictures of trains running in their minds. There are too many classics. For example, the murder of the Oriental Express is one of the best. However, the Oriental Express is based on the case itself after all, and the theme of “train” is not obvious. When it comes to trains, what I think of is another more angry classic old film: Cassandra bridge. The film is amazing in terms of characterization, plot, music and atmosphere. Although it is a work in 1976, it is no less than the gorgeous fast-food film in Hollywood today. It can only be said that it is better than it. When the film was introduced into China, it has been dubbed and interpreted the theme of the story again.

This is a meaningful and ironic story. It tells that a passenger on a train was infected with germs due to an accident. For the sake of the “overall situation”, Colonel Mackenzie, as the spokesman of the government, decided to “destroy” the “source of infection” in order to avoid the spread of germs to the outside world and harm more people, These “causes” are not the sick cattle in “Creutzfeldt Jakob disease” or the chickens and birds in “bird flu”, but a living group of people – all the passengers on the train! The government personnel in the story grandly waved the great banner of “protecting the people”. It seems that in order to save the world, they had to “bear the pain” to sacrifice the infected passengers on the train. In fact, those germs came from the chemical experiments participated in by the U.S. government to avoid the leakage of the data of these experiments, This is the real reason why politicians regard train passengers as “damn”

Many of the main characters in the story are difficult to evaluate objectively. For example, these characters in the following story can not be simply determined by “good people” or “bad people”.

One: colonel with complex personality

As the hero of the story, Colonel McKenzie’s decision dominated the whole development of the situation. The lives of the train passengers were all has the final say in his life. At the end of the story, under the Colonel’s “arrangement”, the train drove to the bridge that declared death, and thousands of innocent lives never returned. From this point of view, as the female doctor commented, the word “devil” is not enough to describe the Colonel’s ruthlessness. But in fact, the Colonel also made his own efforts to rescue the people on the train. When he found that there was a risk of virus infection on the train, his first reaction was to immediately notify Dr. Chamberlain and explore solutions. If he really didn’t take human life seriously, he wouldn’t make this decision at that time. On the other hand, the Colonel also has his own morality. As a military and political figure, like many power elements, he abides by the principle of “sacrificing the individual and taking care of the greater self”, which has little to do with their noble personal quality, But it involves a controversial topic for many years: “if you sacrifice 100 people, you can save millions of people and ensure their lives, will you sacrifice these 100 people?” What forces the colonel to make those decisions in the story is not the Colonel’s own morality, but his identity. As ordinary people, we can’t accept such a concept, but in the view of politicians, in order to take into account the “overall situation”, we always have to make a small “contribution”. Perhaps the Colonel thought in his heart: “if we don’t sacrifice hundreds of people on the train, when they get out of the train, more people will be infected with the virus and more people will die.”, The Colonel’s determination to destroy these “sources of disease” is very firm, but Dr. Chamberlain, who knows the inside story, is not willing to wait to die. With the efforts of Dr. Chamberlain and his party, a few people have survived. These people have remained in the territory of Poland, a member of the Warsaw Treaty, a hostile force of NATO during the cold war. They will expose the truth of the disaster, The Warsaw Pact forces will also make a big fuss on this incident. The truth of the accident planned by the colonel and others will inevitably be exposed. We can also see from the ending that the colonel is not the highest level planner of the accident. Such a careful plan is not what the colonel can do alone. There are behind the scenes agents with higher power above him. The colonel and female doctors are the insiders of the truth of the accident, and they will become scapegoats sooner or later, When the Colonel heard the phone call from his boss, he showed his surprised expression, and the trembling words of the adjutant behind the Colonel: “please rest assured, all send people to monitor”. It is not difficult for us to imagine their future fate. It can be said that the colonel is only a tragic figure in the authority

Second: Dr. Chamberlain’s right and wrong

Dr. chamberlain is generally a positive image in the film. However, the Colonel sacrificed these “little people” on the train for the sake of “big me”, while Dr. Chamberlain sacrificed the rest of the carriages in order to make one carriage pass the bridge. Compared with the colonel, he can laugh at 100 steps in 50 steps, but the doctor himself is in danger after all, And if he doesn’t do that, I’m afraid he can’t even get through a car. After learning that the government decided to create a rollover accident, Dr. Chamberlain actively organized people to resist and save themselves, and launched a fierce battle with the soldiers sent by the government. In the process, Robbie and black police officers died, and they saw that they were about to fall into a desperate situation, The old watch merchant detonated a carriage full of oxygen tanks at the cost of his own life… In addition to the treatment of the train, Dr. Chamberlain and his wife still have tangled feelings. It is difficult to say who is right and who is wrong in several divorces. Marriage is a relationship between fish and water, but many people think each other is fish and they are water… This disaster, Also let this pair of friends re-examine each other’s feelings. Chamberlain is a “famous doctor” in the play, but the famous doctor can only cure physical diseases, can not cure people’s mental trauma, let alone the ridiculous face of ugly politics.

Third: criminals who sacrifice themselves to save others

In the play, there is a man named Robbie who pretends to be a mountaineer. In fact, he is a fugitive criminal. As a criminal, he has done many shameful things. He is hateful. But people are so complex. The scene of him desperate to save people outside the train window is both love and hate

Fourth: desperate watch merchant

When the old man appeared on the stage, he was a funny and greedy image, but he had an unforgettable sad memory in his heart. Why did the old man detonate the car at the last minute? I think maybe he has great fear of that bridge. There was a concentration camp with his unfortunate past that he would never want to see again in his life

Although there are many characters in the film, all the characters are clearly portrayed and are not messy because of the number of characters. In addition to the above main characters, there are also the wife of the arms dealer, the black police officer, and the female doctor who negotiated with the colonel. The images of these characters are also well grasped. Simpson, who plays a black police officer, is the American football star who made a lot of noise because of his wife killing. In reality, the just police officer in the play is a murder suspect, which can be said to be quite ironic.

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Cassandra bridge can arouse countless people’s thinking. However, the most terrible part of this story is not its own brilliance. If such a story is only similar to 007 and is only a rich fantasy of the crew, it is nothing terrible, but such things will happen in reality, but it may not be so exaggerated and explicit, But we still often see this kind of situation. For example, when SRAS SARS began to spread, some countries and regions deliberately concealed the epidemic situation in order to ensure tourism revenue, resulting in a global disaster. Of course, this phenomenon of playing with facts for political interests does not only include epidemic infection, but may occur in any field. For example, for historical problems, the Japanese right wing can frequently visit the Yasukuni Shrine according to their “needs” and in order to win the “hearts of the people” of the families of the soldiers invading China. Their opposition parties can sing the opposite tune for the needs of election strategy, Stand up “awe inspiring” and accuse the Japanese right of “not deeply reflecting on historical issues”. Do the Japanese really not know how to reflect? However, in the face of political interests, everything has to give in, which is Churchill’s “interest theory”.

Many times, once a matter is involved in politics and military affairs, it will become extremely cruel – I mean “cruel”, not just “ugly”. In the minds of ordinary people, it is often another matter to put a correct or wrong moral outlook on military and political affairs, As Churchill said, “there are no permanent friends and enemies between countries, only permanent interests”. It is right to safeguard the interests of most people, even if his face is so chilling. This can not help but remind people of a very explicit sentence: “do you think they should be sacrificed? Do you think they have done nothing wrong? Yes, they have done nothing wrong, but they ‘damn it’. For the interests of the people, please ask them to die.”

The story of Cassandra bridge can be called the human version of “Creutzfeldt Jakob disease”, “SARS” and “bird flu”… Once an accident occurs, people often think of destroying the “source of disease”, so the animals as the “source of infection” will be slaughtered in large quantities, but what is wrong with the animals? Many times, this epidemic comes from people’s desire. People’s desire will not only break out infectious diseases, but also lead to disasters due to excessive destruction of nature. However, we do not deeply reflect on our actions, shouting for environmental protection but constantly polluting the environment, shouting for energy conservation but repeatedly extravagance and waste, and finally punished by nature, We can only let the “culprit” animals bear their “responsibility”. There is no way. Who calls them “damn” and hinders the interests of mankind?

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Is the thought left by Cassandra bridge only the content on the surface? The dead under Cassandra bridge did not die of “accidents”, nor did they die of the Colonel’s personal arbitrariness. They died of the “policies” of those in power and the selfishness of human nature. As an ordinary citizen, I am filled with emotion, anger, sadness, but speechless. Politicians like to lie most, but people often need to lie. If a city with a population of 10 million will have an earthquake in three days, and the government can only evacuate half of the people in time, he can only lie, otherwise he will be in chaos due to panic, It’s hard to imagine how to estimate the death and injury… No one should be sacrificed for others to live better. Unless it’s voluntary, life is the most precious. If you lose life, what’s the use of a wonderful life? For these, we can only calmly say that we hope that the train in our life will not drive towards Cassandra bridge

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