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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
After hearing accounts of Nazis herding Jews onto trains, an isolated shtetl deports itself, by rail, to safety.

Cast: Lionel Abelanski , Rufus , Clément Harari , Michel Muller , Bruno Abraham-Kremer , Agathe de la Fontaine , Marie-José Nat , Gad Elmaleh

Director: Radu Mihaileanu

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Train of Life (1998)

Release Date: January 17th, 1998|1 hr. 42 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A merry, wistful, tear-and-a-smile romp about the Holocaust, of all things. show more

  • 29
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    Even if the antic futility of attempting to get an entire shtetl to pull together in the face of genocide is your idea of a day at the races, don't laugh too hard -- the out-of-nowhere ending will make you choke on every chuckle. show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    Another phantasmagorical tale of life among the Nazis, is upon us. This one works much better. show more

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