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.
User Reviews: two great actors. subtle revelation of each role nuance. a touching beautiful war film. a delicate precise work. and little more. because its virtue is honest courage to present not only a love story in war time but to describe, softly, a tragedy of many people. lost of houses for preserve life. cruelty as manner to survive. need of the other not only as protection but like proof of your existence. a woman. and a man. the waters of sentimental link. strange beauty of Romy Schneider and the drawing of a man out of his universe presented by Jean Louis Trintignant. the silence. the crumbs of words. the silence. and last meeting. as seed for new dimension of life. that is all.