Train de Vie (Train of Life)
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It is 1941, the year 5701 of creation, and Shlomo, the village idiot, breathlessly announces the news: The Nazis are coming, and all will be sent to the death camps. As the rabbi and the wise men of the shtetl confer on how to react, Shlomo interjects, "A fake deportation train!" The suggestion is adopted, and the preparations begin. Funds are pooled; boxcars are bought one by one, then refurbished; uniforms are made for those chosen to play Nazi soldiers; and Mordechai, the wood merchant, drills the troops that he will command. After days of frenzied work, argument, and celebration,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Deep and poignant."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Its international appeal lies in Mihaileanu's wonderful screenplay, which is both profound and funny, a rare combination in any work of art."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Plays like a lively farce, full of fun and life, but at the same time tainted with the horror of reality."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An often amusing parody that more closely resembles Hogan's Heroes than Life is Beautiful."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The marketers would have you believe that Train of Life is a touching, thought-provoking masterpiece. For sixty seconds it's exactly that."
‑ Andrew Howe, eFilmCritic.com
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