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Train of Life Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rufus, Lionel Abelanski

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Like LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, this is a film set during the Holocaust. A group of Jews living in a shtetl agrees to an outrageous plan proffered by the town fool: escape slaughter by the Nazis by commandeering a train and riding the rails to freedom. Of course, at least some of the townsfolk have to pose as Nazis,in case they run into German troops en route. While much of the film has a HOGAN'S HEROES vibe, with the Jews outsmarting their persecutors, it nevertheless manages to inject a sense of horror at the circumstances, especially in the final scene.
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Script Analysis of Train of Life

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   holocaust

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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