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The Royal Train


Producer: Navigator Film
Financing: Majoritarian coproduction
Co-Producer: HiFilm Productions (RO)
Year: 2016
Grant amount: € 90.000
Category: Dokumentarfilm
Genre: documentary
   
Director: Johannes Holzhausen
Writer: Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff
Cinematographer: Joerg Burger, Attila Boa, 2. Kamera: Dalila Dulgheri
Locations: Romania (Bucharest, Sinaia, Peles,...)

The Royal Train is about Romania with all its cracks and divisions and the nature and mechanisms of a monarchy.
The centrepiece of the documentary is the one day train journey on board of a 1920’s luxury train that the Romanian crown prince couple undertake on Romania’s national holiday, the First of December, along a route that changes from year to year. At every Train station they are given a very warm reception. What is going on in modern day Romania?
2016 is a special year for 150 years of the monarchy are to be celebrated – an exclusive and singular occasion for pompous self-representation that also allows us an exclusive insight into the complex machinery which is being skilfully used by the royal Family to achieve their long-term goal step by step: the reintroduction of the monarchy.