6 comments on “The Train

  1. I’m definitely going to try to see this. I think it’s important to note that the Germans had invaded in 1940 and by August of 1944 they were retreating from France, so saying “Germany has successfully invaded and decides to take the national treasures of France, their paintings.” doesn’t quite convey the situation correctly. The Germans knew they were going to lose France, and only then did they attempt to steal these paintings. They’d already stolen many, though others (including the Bayeux Tapestry) had been hidden by the French to avoid that very fate. To a Frenchman, stealing the artwork would be far worse than stealing money or diamonds, since the art is irreplaceable. It would be like stealing the Crown Jewels from the Brits – a cultural blow. I’ve read some accounts of French rail workers resisting the Germans and cannot help but be saddened by how those same people suffered when the Allies bombed the rail system to stifle the Germans ability to move troops and resupply.

  2. Oh my gosh, The Train was one of my first reviews on my blog! 😀 My sister and I went and saw it at what’s called, ‘Screen on the Green’ at Balboa Park in San Diego. (If you’re ever in the area, visit this beautiful park) 🙂 Anyway, I didn’t really enjoy it but I didn’t dislike it either. I really enjoy your entry here, if you want you can check mine, like I said it’ll be near the beginning. Looking forward to your next entry!

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