Train of Life

Train of Life

Director: Radu Mihaileanu

Cast: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clement Harari

     
 

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Radu Mihaileanu directed this French-Belgian-Romanian-Dutch comedy-drama, set in Central Europe during the summer of 1941. Yiddish-speaking Jews purchase a train, forge identity papers, and leave town. Posing as both prisoners and Nazis, they hope to reach Palestine via the Soviet Union, but problems arise when they encounter real Germans. To make matters worse,… See more details below

Overview

Radu Mihaileanu directed this French-Belgian-Romanian-Dutch comedy-drama, set in Central Europe during the summer of 1941. Yiddish-speaking Jews purchase a train, forge identity papers, and leave town. Posing as both prisoners and Nazis, they hope to reach Palestine via the Soviet Union, but problems arise when they encounter real Germans. To make matters worse, resistance fighters plan to dynamite the train. Made in Romania with French and German dialogue, this film won an international critics prize at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
UPC:
0887090042109
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
28,195

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lionel Abelanski Schlomo
Rufus Mordechai
Clement Harari Rabbi
Michel Muller Yossi
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Yankele
Agathe de la Fontaine Esther
Johan Leysen Schmecht
Marie-José Nat Sura
Gad Elmaleh Manzatou

Technical Credits
Radu Mihaileanu Director,Screenwriter
Rodica Alkalai Casting
Georges Arvanitis Cinematographer
Marc Baschet Producer
Pierre-Jacques Benichou Casting
Ludi Boeken Producer
Goran Bregovic Score Composer
Laurent Dailland Cinematographer
Dominique Dalmasso Sound/Sound Designer
Francis de Laveleye Associate Producer
Gerda Diddens Casting
Catalin Dordea Casting
Frederique Dumas Producer
Eric Dussart Producer
Pierre Excoffier Sound/Sound Designer
Tudor Giurgiu Casting
Michel Israel Associate Producer
Olivier Jacquet Asst. Director
Cedomir Kolar Producer
Cristian Niculescu Art Director
Viorica Petrovici Costumes/Costume Designer
Monique Rysselinck Editor
Rene Seegers Associate Producer
Robert Swaab Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Train of Life
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
1. Opening [12:07]
2. United Village [18:54]
3. Leaving Home [9:49]
4. A Miracle [9:06]
5. Jewish and Communist [22:17]
6. To the Rescue [9:20]
7. Gypsy Brothers [10:07]
8. To Freedom [11:02]

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