Train of Life | 1999

Drama, Comedy
In Central Europe in 1941, one of the inhabitants of a shtetl hears stories of nearby villages being flattened by the Nazis and the people being herded onto trains, never to be seen again. He comes up with the audacious ...more

Cast

... Schlomo

Actor

... Rabbi

Actor

... Yossi

Actor

... Yankele

Actor

... Esther

Actor

... Schemcht

Actor

... Sura

Actor

... Manzatou

Actor

... Mordechai

Actor

Company

7IA

Production Company

Hungry Eye Lowland Pictures

Production Company

Le Studio Canal Plus

Production Company

Noe Productions

Production Company

Raphael Films

Production Company

Synopsis

In Central Europe in 1941, one of the inhabitants of a shtetl hears stories of nearby villages being flattened by the Nazis and the people being herded onto trains, never to be seen again. He comes up with the audacious plan to buy a train, disguise the villagers as Nazis and captives, and deport themselves to Palestine before the Nazis get them. So the elders empty community funds to buy the train, and those who look the least Jewish are cast as Nazis and trained to speak a little German. Once on the train, the 'Nazis' come to enjoy their power, and divisions grow among the villagers. Meanwhile, they are in danger both from the real Germans, and the Resistance which doesn't know of their true identity and wants to blow up the train.

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