Train of Life
Train of Life (1999)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2000
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

Deep and poignant.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Its international appeal lies in Mihaileanu's wonderful screenplay, which is both profound and funny, a rare combination in any work of art.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Plays like a lively farce, full of fun and life, but at the same time tainted with the horror of reality.

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David N. Butterworth

An often amusing parody that more closely resembles "Hogan's Heroes" than "Life is Beautiful."

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Andrew Howe

The marketers would have you believe that Train of Life is a touching, thought-provoking masterpiece. For sixty seconds it's exactly that.

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Superb film.

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