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Paco Cazale
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Nino
Élisabeth Vitali ...
Marinette
Marie Matheron ...
Nathalie
Daphné Gaudefroy ...
Hitch-Hiker
Karine LeLièvre ...
Mr. Letour's Secretary (voice)
Jean-Louis Dupont ...
Policeman
Olivier Herveet ...
Hospital Doctor
Alain Luc Guhur ...
Hospital Attendant
Bernard Mazzinghi ...
Roland (Marinette's Brother)
Alain Denniel ...
Bearded Man in Hospital Ward
Serge Riaboukine ...
Van Driver
Michel Vivier ...
Car Driver
Mélanie Leray ...
Guenaelle
Catherine Riaux ...
Guenaelle's Friend
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Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino, Paco soon finds himself on the side of the road with everything stolen out from under him. Local gift shop owner Marinette gives the Spaniard a lift. Their mutual attraction manifests itself quickly, and Paco, who was fired over the stolen-car episode, hangs around. When he happens to spot Nino in the same town, he beats up the scrawny Russian, who lands in the hospital. Oddly enough, this marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Paco and Nino soon take the trip down the road together. Written by Anonymous

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Two bachelors. Two weeks on the road. What could go wrong?

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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$110,942 (USA) (31 July 1998)

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$200,840 (USA) (5 March 1999)
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a beautiful study
26 October 2000 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Poirier's film is as good a study of loneliness as anything you're likely to see. (PT Anderson's Magnolia is on the same level.) Nino's search for love is heartbreaking and, the film uses all its various scenes to underline how loneliness affects everything the characters do. The men wander, but the film doesn't.

Western is gentle, delicate, and touching--and manages to avoid any sentimentality. In other words, a rare gem.


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