A film by Pierre Granier-Deferre.
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider.
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.
This film might not be know too much but if you stumble into it watch it you will not be disappointed. Hey dude there is Romy Schneider in this film you could ask for better. It is a road movie but in the train especially the last wagon that’s where are story takes place. The are traveling to their last destination. There is the shooting planes on civilians, the generosity of the French people, and Trintignant trying to protect Schneider. There is a touching love story there during the atrocity of the war. People has lost heir house and trying to survive and getting out of the way of the Germans. There is some twist and turn in the story here. It is the cat and mouse chase between the Nazis and the civilians trying to get out, but they are in fear of their life as well. Here is a film that you should have in your collection.