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Le train (1973)

Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julien Maroyeur
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Anna Kupfer
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Maurice - le déserteur
Paul Amiot ...
François dit Verdun - un ancien combattant
Nike Arrighi ...
Monique Maroyeur
Paul Le Person ...
Le commissaire
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La fille-mère
Roger Ibáñez ...
L'émigré espagnol
Jean Lescot ...
René
Franco Mazzieri ...
Le maquignon
Serge Marquand ...
Moustachu
Régine ...
Julie - la prostituée
Jacques Alric ...
Le gendarme
Henri Attal ...
Le chauffeur de la locomotive
Paul Bonifas ...
Le voisin
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May 1940 - Germany invades Europe, people panic and try to flee by any means possible. In France, Julien, a radio repairman, boards a train with his wife and child. As the men are placed in cattle cars with only the women and elderly allowed in the passenger cars, events begin their fateful turning as the insignificant repairman encounters an attractive fugitive and love begins - a doomed love. Written by alfiehitchie

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31 October 1973 (France)  »

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The Last Train  »

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The director found how to film the end only 24 four hours before shooting it, after listening to the prewritten score by Philippe Sarde. See more »

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Bitter and sweet...
19 July 2001 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

... one of Hollywood's favourite blends. Luckily, this is not a Hollywood movie but a french one; luckily, its bitter realism wins over the sweet moving moments in one of the best-acted cinematic love stories ever. Romy Schneider and J.-L. Trintignant give a performance you won't forget even when you have forgotten most details and plot elements of this simple, but convincing film.


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