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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.

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Dray ... Dance Teacher
Jane Birkin ... Elise
Viola von Scarpatetti ... Dustlady
Manuela Biedermann ... Charlotte
Lucien Guignard ... Jacques
Mathieu Bisson Mathieu Bisson ... Pierre
Gilles Tschudi ... Bruno
Nicolas Heini Nicolas Heini ... Brunos Son
Tobias Müller ... Musician (Extra)
Dorin Dragos Dorin Dragos ... Peddler
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A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Railroad Lady See more »

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Goofs

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 »

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Shown before the end credits: "Inpiré d'événements réels" (Inspired by true events). See more »

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

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Touching Performance from Birkin
26 February 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

La femme et le TGV (2016)

*** (out of 4)

Elise (Jane Birkin) is a lonely woman who lives alone in a small house that sets right by a TGV track. Each morning she follows the same routine by opening the window by the track and waving a flag. One day she receives a letter from someone on the train who appreciates her gesture and before long the two strike up a relationship.

LA FEMME ET LE TGV is one of the five Oscar-nominated short for Best Live Action. If you're a fan of watching these type of shorts then you should find this one to be rather entertaining, although it does run on a bit too long at thirty-minutes. With that said, for the most part there's a lot of heart and charm to be found in the picture and there's also an extremely good performance by Birkin. She's certainly very believable in the role and helps carry the picture with her touching performance.


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