Train of Life

Train of Life

  • Director: Radu Mihaileanu
  • Writer: Radu Mihaileanu,Moni Ovadia
  • Countries of origin: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
  • Language: French, German
  • Release date: September 16, 1998
  • Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Потяг життя
  • "Train de vie" is a love, war movie directed by Radu Mihrow and starring Lionel Abelanski , Rufus , Clément Harari , Michel Muller and others.
    The play tells the story of World War II , when the Germans occupied France, they carried out appalling slaughter and persecution of Jews, which made people panic. After escaping a catastrophe, Schlomer hurried to Schdale, a small village inhabited by Jews, to tell the villagers the news that the German army was coming.


    • Release date September 16, 1998
    • Filming locations Romania
    • Production companies Belfilms, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

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    • By Evan 2022-11-07 09:47:39

      Prisoner's van heading to the Holy Land

            Personally, I think that a good movie, like a good short story, is unexpected and reasonable, and you can't taste the deep connotation without seeing it at the end. . .

            In this film, the plot is very absurd, the content is also very absurd, it is very French comedy, and it takes the trouble to show the Jewish nationality, some may be proud, some may be self-deprecating. Endless nagging, such and such incomprehensible little things, accidents that ordinary people's...

    • By Megane 2022-10-17 14:48:46

      Reversal about the end

      Regarding the final reversal of the film, there are two possibilities:

      First, because of his homeland being destroyed, his race was slaughtered by the Nazis, and he had mental problems, he imagined that his village had escaped the disaster by building a train, but in fact none of these things ever existed.

      Second, Schlammer's village made one such migration, but was taken back to Auschwitz by the time they reached the border.

      Personally, I am more inclined to the first...

    • By Elroy 2022-10-15 23:19:12

      train de vie

      The Second World War began, and the whole world was devastated by gunpowder smoke and artillery fire, and the people were trapped in water and fire and struggling. After occupying France, the murderous Nazis began to slaughter the Jews. Schlamo (played by Lionel Abelanski), who was lucky enough to escape from the butcher's knife, had only one thought in his mind at the moment. It is to inform the Jews living in Schdale about all this blood dripping.
      After learning the news, the...

    • By Jacynthe 2022-09-30 14:05:18

      run,chicken run!

      There must be a fatalistic sense of humor in Jewish nature. Watching "The Train Heads to the Holy Land" feels familiar to "The Beautiful Life". A nation has been oppressed and humiliated to the brink of extinction by evil forces, and their sense of humor is like the last matches for those who are lost at night in the forest. The incomprehensible plot, the slightly protracted rhythm, and the slightly abrupt ending all did not detract from my favorable impression of this movie. After all, the...

    • By Ludie 2022-09-15 13:40:20

      Prison carts headed for the Holy Land—where Jerusalem is—Israel

      The prison cart drives to the Holy Land—the seat of Jerusalem—Israel’s
      1998 film directed by Radu Mikhailianu.
      The background of the story is that in 1941, during World War II, after the German army occupied France, the Jews suffered.
      The small town boy ran up to the villagers and shouted: "The Nazi army is coming!" People were panicked for a while!
      The protagonist plays tricks.
      Pretending to be a Nazi army, jumping on a train, claiming to be heading for a...

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    • By Evans 2022-11-25 09:31:50

      Want to see the tiger mouth escape the top secret Jewish Communist...

    • By Andy 2022-11-22 07:30:32

      3.5 / "You get it, you can't be a Nazi and a communist at the same time!" "Really? You know...

    • By Lea 2022-11-21 13:03:55

      So awesome! It's such a joy to be able to shoot such a heavy subject. I really like this movie!...

    • By Lessie 2022-10-23 17:49:42

      The train flies unscathed in the hail of bullets - that must have been a dream. Still the theme of World War II, but can show hurt and suffering so silently and humorously. Going to death with such a beautiful dream is also a life without...

    • By Tate 2022-10-20 18:21:44

      An allegorical story. The whole movie is full of Jewish optimism and talent, and the reversal of the ending removes the previous humor for a while, making the audience fall into melancholy and regret, and then the audience will think that the scene where the theme music appears in the film is different from the original. is a hint of the ending. There have been many works on the subject of the Jewish Holocaust in World War II that have tried to narrate from different angles. Not selling grief...

    Movie plot

    In 1941, a small town boy ran to the villagers foolishly and shouted: "The Nazis are coming!" For a while, people were panicking, and he had a plan. It was better to pretend to be the Nazis, jump on the train, and claim to be heading for the concentration camp. flee to another country. The train and his party were startled. The German army stopped the road twice to pick up the investigation. Fortunately, one time they crossed the sea,...
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    When I first saw this film, it was an incomplete version. The final ending was the train heading for freedom on the border between the two countries. Today I watched it again, and the ending was the confession of a madman. The madman is telling all this in a concentration camp wearing prison uniforms through barbed wire. Could it be that everything is a madman's fantasy, everything is a dreamy journey from the madman's mind, and the...
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