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The Train

The Train

A Feature film by John Frankenheimer

Produced by Les Films Ariane, Les Artistes Associés

Release in France : 22/09/1964


    During WWII, the Nazis have stolen many priceless works of art, planning to destroy those they deem against their sensibilities. German Colonel Franz von Waldheim, however, is an art aficionado and as such, against the wants of the Germans in general, decides in August 1944, days before it looks like France will be liberated, to bring back to Germany many of those priceless works of art from the Jeu de Paume in Paris. von Waldheim will go to any length to achieve this largely personal mission, which he plans to accomplish by transporting the art packed in crates via rail. Mlle. Villard, the curator of the gallery, asks the Resistance to stop von Waldheim. Paul Labiche, a railway inspector and one of the leaders of the Resistance, initially does not want to assist Mlle. Villard, seeing the lives of the Resistance members and the larger goals of French freedom as more important. But based on incidents, Labiche changes his mind and assists in the mission, he who ends up having an up close and personal vantage point. Labiche's elaborate plan has many obstacles to overcome to achieve success, including von Waldheim's own success at any cost mentality.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Ariane, Les Artistes Associés

    French distribution :

    Les Artistes Associés

    Foreign production companies :

    Dear Film, Vides Cinematografica

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    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (17)

    Adaptation :

    Albert Husson

    Author of original work :

    Rose Valland

    Associate Producer :

    Bernard Farrel

    Foreign producers :

    Jules Bricken, Franco Cristaldi

    Sound recordists :

    Jacques Carrère, Joseph De Bretagne

    Production Manager :

    Robert Velin

    Production Designer :

    Willy Holt

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Maumont

    Location Manager :

    Serge Lebeau

    Dialogue Writer :

    Albert Husson

    Producers :

    Alexandre Mnouchkine, Georges Dancigers

    Screenwriters :

    Walter Bernstein, Frank Davis, Franklin Coen

    Directors of Photography :

    Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz

    Camera Operator :

    André Domage

    Editor :

    Gabriel Rongier

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Jarre

    Still Photographer :

    Vincent Rossell

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Action , Thriller, War

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    Runtime :

    2 h 20 min

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    Black & White

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