The Gravy Train Goes East : Complete Miniseries (DVD)
A second slice of Malcolm Bradburys satirical look at EU politics starring Ian Richardson and Christoph Waltz.
As romantic novelist Katya Princip (Francesca Annis) is appointed as president of the newly independent and post-communist Eastern European enclave of Slaka, she promises to push for entry into the EU to take advantage of the benefits of its free market economy.’ But can an economy based on tin and beetroot (and tinned beetroot), ever be fit to join the gravy train?
We again follow the hapless Hans Joachim Dorfmann (Christoph Waltz), champion of glasnost with plums within the European Union, who is quickly swept back to Brussels where he will have to face familiar’ friends and enemies, as well as fresh faces.’
As Dorfmann visits Slaka with the secretive Galina Vitali (Ccile Paoli), who tells him about a missing Slakan fortune, its apparent that the entire nation is completely corrupt. And with indecisive business agent Ferenc Plitpov also deeply involved (Roger Lloyd Pack), Dorfmann and his superiors may have bitten off more than they can chew.’
What the Press Said:
One of the finest of contemporary satirists.? The Telegraph
Release Date 8th October 2018
Run Time 215 mins