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Oscar-winning director casts two Mercedes-Benz cars for his latest film
The movie adaptation of Pascal Mercier’s bestseller ‘Night Train to Lisbon’ is finally seeing a European release – and for both the present-day action and flashbacks, Mercedes-Benz models will be playing supporting roles.
The 2004 novel is being brought to the big screen by Oscar-winning Danish director Bille August, and will star British actors Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston alongside internationally acclaimed actresses Martina Gredeck and Mélanie Laurent. Raimund Gregorius (Irons), the main character, takes an overnight train to the Portuguese capital to research the life of doctor and philosopher Amadeu de Prado (Huston).
During his travels in Lisbon, Gregorius is accompanied through the city by an eye specialist, Mariana de Eca (played by Gedeck), in a Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Doctor de Prado is seen driving a Mercedes-Benz 280 SE in clips of his younger days. The film was premiered in Hamburg, Germany – where the manufacturer has a factory – on February 20. Mercedes-Benz provided a limousine shuttle service for the premiere, continuing its support of the production.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is being updated and relaunched for 2013, with a sportier look and a new choice of turbocharged engines. It has the most premium looks and equipment of any hatchback on the market, with the COMMAND Interface and a detachable table placed at the top of the dashboard. EuroNCAP is also expected to award the latest A-Class the same five-star safety rating that previous versions of the car have received.
To find out more about the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, contact us at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group today.