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Roman de gare (2007)

R | | Drama | 23 May 2008 (USA)
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A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller.



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Some meetings are more fatal than others.



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Rated R for brief language and sexual references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crossed Tracks  »

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Opening Weekend:

$25,484 (USA) (25 April 2008)


$1,851,114 (USA) (12 September 2008)

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Another Certified Winner From Claude Lelouch
19 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Love mysteries with loads of plot twists? Here is the film for you. Claude Lelouch (A Man & A Woman)has crafted a finely honed thriller, with a top notch cast that takes us in the mind of a writer,who may or may not have some dubious means of collecting ideas for her novels. There are loads of other characters tossed in to make this a film to keep you both thinking,as well as on the edge of your seat. Fanny Ardant (always welcome in any French film) plays the writer to perfection. Dominique Pinot plays a pivotal figure who may (or may not) be a serial rapist. The rest of the cast also turns in some finer than fine performances. Dammit, let's face it...there is a pathetic lack of films like this produced in Hollywood (or as I sometimes prefer to refer it to Hollywierd). I guess as long as there is quality films being produced in Europe (or Asia,Africa,or where ever),there is no lack of films to be enjoyed,out there.

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