In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
|Original Title||:||Train de vie|
|Release Date||:||September 16, 1998|
|Genres||:||Drama, Comedy, War|
|Production Company||:||Canal Plus, Centre National de la Cinématographie|
|Production Countries||:||Belgium, Germany, France, Israel, Netherlands, Romania|
|Casts||:||Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Agathe de La Fontaine, Michel Muller, Johan Leysen, Bruno Abraham-Kremer, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-José Nat|
|Plot Keywords||:||concentration camp, holocaust, jewish life, deportation, jew, nazis, eastern europe, fool, village, nazi germany, train|
I was disappointed recently as I read poor reviews of one of the best films I've ever seen. I saw this film twice at the Sundance Film Festival and was impressed and enjoyed the sensitive and comedic depiction of WW2 and populations facing war, however, you must stay to the very end, and let the final scene sink in to get the complete effect. This is not a heartwarming story of the holocaust, but a fantasy that thrusts the viewer back into reality and the horrors of the holocaust with a final shot that is one of the most heartwrenching and shocking scenes I've seen. Don't compare it with "Life is Beautiful"- many have done this and they are not similar. This film deserves better.