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FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P265034~Radu Mihaileanu~radumihaileanu]] 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. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Lionel Abelanski Most Promising Young Actor 1998 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Radu Mihaileanu Best Screenplay 1998 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

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