Train of Life | 1999
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.