Film: Illusive Tracks
Illusive Tracks (original: Skenbart – en film om tåg; German: Verschwörung im Berlin-Express) is a Swedish comedy/thriller from 2003. On Christmas 1945, shortly after the end of World War 2, the idealist Gunnar decides to quit his job as a lector at a publishing house to leave for Berlin and help with rebuilding the city. So he takes the train from Stockholm to Berlin, together with several... eccentric people, and a Catholic guy who wants to kill his wife so he can marry his mistress. Hilarity Ensues.
- Black Comedy
- Camp Gay: "Pompe".
- Comedic Sociopathy:
- The Comically Serious: The conductor.
- Creator Cameo: As the stern conductor.
- Evil Stole My Faith: One of the nuns, after Gunnar wreaks havoc and hurts several people, including her.
- It Will Never Catch On: The protagonist thinks that Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking would be more successful if it was solely about Thomas and Annika.
- The Klutz: Our protagonist
- Lipstick Lesbian: Marie and Karin
- The Pollyanna: The soldier who doesn't seem to mind that he's mutilated repeatedly and set on flame by Gunnar.
- Santa Claus: One man is playing him. Later, he gets knocked out by the killer wannabe, who needs his costume.
- Straight Gay: Sixten claims he only sleeps with men because he hates women. He's really a nice guy.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Many. Gunnar gave the chocolate and oranges to the Baltic refugees because of pity. Unfortunately he didn't know / consider that you shouldn't give rich food to starved people.
- Where Are They Now: The protagonist is still a prisoner in East Germany in 1961, having to help them building the Berlin Wall. (Maybe that's the reason it only lasted 28 years.)
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Gunnar. Unfortunately the story is a Black Comedy.