Train of Life Poster

Release Date: 1998

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

Production Co: Paramount

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • 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

  • A fairy tale comedy with the Holocaust as the background, a collision of terror and community, death and beauty. show more

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