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La femme et le TGV (2016)

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A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.


Timo von Gunten
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Jane Birkin ... Elise
Julie Dray ... Dance Teacher
Viola von Scarpatetti ... Dustlady
Tobias Müller ... Musician (Extra)
Manuela Biedermann ... Charlotte
Lucien Guignard ... Jacques
Gilles Tschudi ... Bruno
Mathieu Bisson Mathieu Bisson ... Pierre
Dorin Dragos Dorin Dragos ... Peddler
Nicolas Heini Nicolas Heini ... Brunos Son


A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.

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Eine berührende Geschichte zwischen einer einsamen Frau und einem TGV-Lokführer. See more »



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Release Date:

18 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Railroad Lady See more »

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Did You Know?


As Eloise wakes up at the beginning, two clocks indicate it is 6:05 am. She gets dressed, which would take a few minutes at the pace shown. She puts on his wristwatch, which is still at 6:05. This could still be explained by the watch running behind, although that would not fit the character. But then the left clock's alarm goes off and both clocks are also still at 6:05, which is impossible. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are initially projected on the tumblers of a train schedule board. See more »


Featured in The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action (2017) See more »

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our live is like a trip or like an observer of the others trips
6 April 2017 | by francis-deandradeSee all my reviews

This story is a true story, so this brings a special emotion level when watching. In the audience there was a woman telling; "hey, it happened exactly the same to me! "

So without spoiler alert I can say: what a romantic and funny story can occur when you live in a place like the protagonists live: close to a railway track.

Yes, feel invited to watch that short movie; the actress is really touching our feelings and its poetic and beautiful.

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