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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
Nicolas Heini ... Brunos Son
Manuela Biedermann ... Charlotte
Lucien Guignard ... Jacques
Viola von Scarpatetti ... Dustlady
Gilles Tschudi Gilles Tschudi ... Bruno
Mathieu Bisson Mathieu Bisson ... Pierre
Dorin Dragos Dorin Dragos ... Peddler


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

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Release Date:

18 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Railroad Lady See more »

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When you see the train coming, it's on the right track. Passing the house it's on the left track. Disappearing in the distance it's again on the right track. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits are brief shots of the real Bruno, his passing TGV, and the real Eloise waving and showing a rolled up letter. See more »


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

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A masterpiece of mediocrity
19 August 2016 | by jewbaccaSee all my reviews

This will be a short review for a short film that unfortunately feels longer than it actually is.

After a fairly effective beginning, the story immediately begins to tread water. It's repetitive, undramatic and predictable. As for the actors: Jane Birkin regularly appears unsure of what emotion to express, her face saying more about her age than about her characters struggle. Lucien Guignard seems to channel John Travolta's Danny from Grease, which, while amusing, quickly gets stale (which says a lot, considering the the entire film is only thirty minutes long).

Ultimately the film feels like the hundredth iteration of the stereotypical drama about the lonely, sentimental older lady.

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