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Man on the Train (2002)
"L'homme du train" (original title)

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A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end... See full summary »

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Jean-François Stévenin ...
Luigi
Charlie Nelson ...
Max
Pascal Parmentier ...
Sadko
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Viviane
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La soeur de Manesquier
Maurice Chevit ...
Le coiffeur
Riton Liebman ...
Le costaud
Olivier Fauron ...
Le collégien
Véronique Kapoyan ...
Le boulngère
Elsa Duclot ...
La serveuse
Armand Chagot ...
Le jardinier
Michel Laforest ...
Le pharmacien
Alain Guellaff ...
Le chirugien
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A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities, each starts to envy the other and by the week's end, everything will change for both of them. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A poet. A thief. Two strangers with nothing in common are about to trade their lives for a chance to cheat their destinies.

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Rated R for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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$41,138 (USA) (9 May 2003)

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$2,541,320 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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Milan: Why two combs and two toothbrushes?
Monsieur Manesquier: There are two kinds of men. Those who say, "I must buy a toothbrush; I've lost mine," they're adventurers. And those who have an extra brush.
Milan: What are they?
Monsieur Manesquier: Planners, at best.
Milan: You have two of everything?
Monsieur Manesquier: [smiles] No, three!
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This slow burner may be two insignificant for many, but its a delightfully realised little film.
7 August 2004 | by (Oz) – See all my reviews

The great Jean Rochefort plays a mild-mannered old man who's so lonely that as soon as mopey bank robber Johnny Hallyday lets a room in his empty mansion, he simply won't stop talking to him, no matter how little Hallyday says back! Both men are bored with their current lives but are intrigued by the other's.

This slow burner may not be interesting enough for many, certainly not quick enough for most. But its nevertheless a fascinating "little" film and character study. It works in the play between these two men from different worlds, who grow to aspire to see what its like to be the other person. There's no giant twist, no supernatural catch at the end, so don't be expecting it - just enjoy it for the wry, vivid look into the rapport between these two men with nothing in common.

3.5/5. A treat.


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