Train of life

Train of life

DVD - 2012 | French
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The year is 1941, and a tiny Jewish community in France is faced with some shocking news: the Nazis are coming. But Shlomo, the not-so-foolish village idiot, has a plan; before the Germans can dispatch them to camps, the townspeople will 'deport' themselves - to freedom. In a daring race against time, they build their own train and, masquerading as Nazis and their prisoners, attempt one of the greatest escapes in history.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Olive Films, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Sep 30, 2017

A dream of a village making its escape from deportation by their own "railway" to the land of hope in Palestine. The inhabitants can be of any country. It is a tragicomedy with no happy or clearly tragic ending, but it is not hard to imagine the fate of the villagers.

Jan 29, 2016

This is a tragicomedy directed by Radu Mihaileanu, originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
It tells the story of an eastern European Jewish village's plan to escape the Holocaust.
With ternderness, suspense and hilarity, you'll certainly laugh your head off.
And in the end, you will come across a lunatic surprise.
In any case, you'll for sure love it.

carlcav Dec 15, 2012

The humour is hit-and-miss but "Train Of Life" is often poignant nonetheless. Worth trying if you enjoyed "Life Is Beautiful".


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