Etc Presents: L'homme Du Train

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Lhomme Du Train (12) (2002)Director: Patrice LeconteStars: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Franois StveninTwo men from two different walks of life develop an unexpected friendship in this comedy-drama. Milan (French rock star Johnny Hallyday) steps off the train after arriving in the small town where hes to meet his co-conspirators in anticipation of the heist hes about to perform and heads straight to the town pharmacy. After accidentally buying the wrong product, Milan makes the acquaintance of retired teacher Manesquier (Jean Rochefort), who offers to help the traveler Milan, after paying partial attention to the old mans ramblings, excuses himself to find accommodations - only to run into Manesquier once more after learning that the hotel has closed for the night. As the two men talk, they develop a respect for one another, as well as a secret longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man lives based on the desire to escape their own.A little gem: funny, literate, worldly and yet innocent all at the same time. - The Guardian

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