Radu (Alexandru Potocean
) returns from Italy after being gone one year only to find his wife (Ada Condeescu
) totally changed. The couple spends a night trying to find each other again. Distance created mistrust and confusion between them, but Radu hopes for a new beginning. Music is resounding beyond the railway and all friends are partying at a neighbourhood wedding. By the Rails
is a relational story about the power of a woman to reweave the
disintegrated family fabric, about power games between sexes, and about a symbolic moment in Romanian transition period: the massive immigration towards West, towards a world apparently better, leaving behind the old world, to be forgotten.
The film is a co-production Romania-Italy-Sweden, being produced by Strada Film, Film I Väst, The Chimney, Digital Cube, with the support of the National Filmmaking Centre, of the Romanian Television Corporation, Media Programme-Call for Proposals 25/2010, of the Fildas Art Foundation, and of Trentino Film Commission.