THIS TRAIN I RIDE

By Arno BITSCHY

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Documentary - Completed 2019

Lured by the call of the railroad, three women one day quit everything to live the life of a hobo, on the fringes of the system. Crisscrossing the great open spaces of America, the director becomes their traveling companion. A quest for identity, freedom and finding one’s place in the world.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, FINLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arno BITSCHY
    • Producer(s)
    • Clara VUILLERMOZ (Les films du balibari)
    • Synopsis
    • The United States. Today. A freight train crosses the landscape like a giant steel snake. One day, Ivy, Karen and Christina left everything behind to defy danger and cross the country on board freight trains. They wait for them, hiding in the bushes, sleeping under highway bridges.
      Amid the grinding and screeching of the metal beast, the director becomes these women's traveling companion. On rail, or wherever their lives lead them, their trajectories cross and echo each other: a desire to live, a spiritual quest, eternal rebellion.
      They are stronger than society; they are stronger than men; they are free.