TRAIN OF LIFE (Radu Mihaileanu, 1998)

It is perhaps the movie squabble/scandal most divisive of audiences in my lifetime. Bucharest-born writer-director Radu Mihaileanu sent Roberto Benigni his script, hoping that the inordinately popular Italian comic would star in what turned out to be Train de vie, a comic fable set amidst the Holocaust. Benigni turned down the part and in record […]