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Train of Life

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Original title
Train de vie
Running time
103 min.
France France
Radu Mihaileanu
Goran Bregovic
Giorgos Arvanitis, Laurent Dailland
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Co-production France-Belgium-Netherlands-Israel-Romania; Belfilms / Canal+ / Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) / Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Eurimages / Hungry Eye Lowland Pictures B.V / Noé Productions / PolyGram Audiovisuel / RTL-TVi / Raphaël Films / Sofinergie 4
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. II World War. Nazism. Trains
Synopsis / Plot
Central Europe, WWII. The village fool of a small Jewish community warns the townsfolk that the Nazis are coming, and advises them to build a fake deportation train to cross the Russian border and get to Palestine. Some Jews are dressed up with German uniforms, and soon they start getting strange ideas about how it feels to be a Nazi; others are infected with the fast-spreading germ of communism. Meanwhile, the Russian border gets closer and closer...
1999: Venice: Critic Award and Best Ópera Prima.
1999: Sundance: Audience Award
1998: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
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