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Man on the Train (2002)

L'homme du train (original title)
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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Cast

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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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20 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Man on the Train  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$659,820 (France) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$2,541,320 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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Gardener: Nobody ever remembers a gardener.
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Remade as Man on the Train (2011) See more »

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Excellent!Well directed, perfectly acted, fantasticly ironic.
22 November 2002 | by (Vicenza, Italy) – See all my reviews

This movie must be seen! Too many people think about French films as too slow, boring and too "intellectual". L'Homme du Train is the opposite: ironic, funny without being obvious or foreseen. Two protagonists and a director: a perfect alchemy between the three.

Leconte uses the camera "inside" the characters, Rochefort and Hallyday are superb in their roles. Moreover everyone can identify with one of the two: everyone dreamt at least once to be someone else! Leconte makes the dream true!


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