The Train is a 1973 Franco–Italian film directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre. The film is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Georges Simenon.


In May 1940 a packed train takes refugees from a French village near the Belgian border fleeing advancing German forces. The passengers include Julien, a short-sighted radio repairer, his daughter and pregnant wife. The women are assigned to a carriage for women at the front while he has to scramble into a cattle truck at the rear. There he becomes entranced by a mysterious and beautiful young woman travelling alone.