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Release Date:
2 October 2002 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
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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A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Again...Europe; France See more (77 total) »

Cast

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Jean Rochefort ... Monsieur Manesquier

Johnny Hallyday ... Milan
Jean-François Stévenin ... Luigi
Charlie Nelson ... Max
Pascal Parmentier ... Sadko
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Viviane

Edith Scob ... 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
Hélène Chambon ... L'infirmière radio
Sophie Durand ... L'infirmière bloc
Jean-Louis Vey ... Verlin
Sébastien Bonnet ... Le copain de costaud
Jean-Jacques Cornillon ... Le directeur banque
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Directed by
Patrice Leconte 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claude Klotz 

Produced by
Christophe Audeguis .... executive producer
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Carl Clifton .... co-producer
Stuart Hatwell .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Pascal Estève 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marie Dreujou 
 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
 
Production Design by
Ivan Maussion 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Périer 
 
Makeup Department
Isabelle de Araujo .... makeup artist
Agathe Dupuis .... hair stylist
Fulvio Pozzobon .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Stephan Arnoux .... unit manager
Cyrille Bragnier .... unit manager
Brigitte Faure .... production manager
Benjamin Hess .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Coutard .... first assistant director
Dominique Gerbi .... trainee assistant director
Anne Gilles .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alain Bergé .... head painter
Jacques Kazandian .... head carpenter (as Jacques Kazandjian)
Pierre Mery .... construction grip
Michel Méry .... construction grip
Nicolas Raffy .... property master
 
Sound Department
Annabel Acquaviva .... assistant sound
Hervé Bénard .... sound recordist (as Hervé Benard)
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects editor
Emmanuel Croset .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Nicolas d'Halluin .... sound recordist
Isabelle Filippi .... assistant post-synchronization
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Jean Goudier .... sound
Eric Grattepain .... foley artist
Katrina Heaulme .... post-synchronization engineer
Dominique Hennequin .... sound
Paul Lainé .... sound
Jean-Louis Lebras .... sound assistant
Alexis Leverve .... sound recordist
Gilles Missir .... foley recordist
Michel Monier .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jérôme Robinet .... sound designer
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
 
Visual Effects by
Stephane Bidault .... digital effects supervisor
Pierre Blain .... Inferno artist
Christophe Chanvin .... artistic director
Brice Halary .... scanning: Scan Lab
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen .... shoot supervisor: Scan Lab
Eric Martin .... visual effects supervisor: Scan Lab
Matthias Weber .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Angeli .... still photographer
Philippe Billon .... electrician
Catherine Cabrol .... still photographer
Renaud Chassaing .... first assistant camera
Guillaume Dreujou .... second assistant camera
Patrick Gasché .... electrician (as Patrick Gasche)
Patrice Leconte .... camera operator
Jérôme Pezzini .... grip
Jean-Claude Reux .... gaffer
Denis Scozzesi .... key grip
Gilbert Seybald .... electrician
Paul Triboulet .... grip
 
Casting Department
Geneviève Acien .... extras casting
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Betaillole .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Nathalie Amsellem .... assistant editor
Fanchon Brulé .... assistant editor
Richard Deusy .... digital color grader: Scan Lab
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Emmanuelle Mimran .... assistant editor
Sylvie Van der Vorm .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pascal Estève .... orchestrator
Didier Lizé .... music engineer
Didier Lizé .... music mixer
Bernard Wystraete .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Daniel Bauer .... armorer
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant
Jean Brun .... administrator
Pierre Cadeac .... animal trainer
Mathias Duhayer .... production assistant
Martine Etchegaray .... production secretary
Cécile Navarro .... production secretary
Maggie Perlado .... script supervisor
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
Emmanuel Roussille .... location manager
Djamel Sadelli .... groupman
Lucie Truffaut .... trainee script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'homme du train" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and brief violence
Runtime:
90 min
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Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Remade as Man on the Train (2011)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Again...Europe; France, 29 June 2005
Author: jpschapira from Argentina

European cinema again; again originality, again stuff almost unique that I'm afraid I'll never find something similar. Here, the story about two people, and those two alone, and it is not easy two keep up ninety minutes developing their experiences. You need to have a good eye, pace, and respect for your characters.

These characters are Milan (Johnny Hallyday), a thief; and Monsieur Manesquier (Jean Rochefort), a retired literature professor. Their differences make their encounters scary. One, an old man who likes to talk and is fascinated by this mysterious obscure man in strange clothes; Manesquier enters Milan's room and imagines to be in a fantasy world he couldn't live in.

Milan is quiet and soft talking, but induces the old man into the drinking again, into excitement and adventures; and after meeting his pals he even doubts about carrying on with the only thing he came to do to this town: rob a bank. He reaches the limit of giving a literature lesson to one of Manesquier's pupils.

The camera is in love with them both, and presents each one in an original way when they are on screen. Different colors, postures, followings. Each one might hide something; there's a past, but that's not what this story that wanders through coincidences and casualties of life wants to show.

A simple aspirin, a glass of water; what can that lead to. The anxiety of a man to be part of something he never lived, on one side. On the other side the silence and intrigue of the little conversation. The glasses of wine, the lunches that seem to say much but are saying almost nothing about the characters.

The music, by Pacscal Estève, is very important to the film; giving to it a touch of Westerns style, playing to represent the state of mind and humor of the characters when we see them, or simply, not playing at all; and that's very good sometimes. Ivan Maussion's production design is also a good point for that matter, with his deserted streets and lonely places.

The screenplay results to be cultured and very intelligent. Patrice Leconte's frequent writing collaborator leaves everything in his character's hands; because the words are his. Also frequently cast by Leconte, Jean Rochefort's delivery is impressing in his measured role, that requires little but well done. It's Johnny Hallyday, however, the one who steals, or shines in his loneliness. With all those looks and his face, always full of hidden things.

Metaphors join us again, in the movie; for us to interpret. I tried, and everyone will, but I say: thank Europe for these movies; it's worth and more a kind of pleasure to watch them!

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