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Roman de gare (2007)

 -  Drama  -  27 June 2007 (France)
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A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller.

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Pierre Laclos / Louis
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Florence, la soeur
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La mère d'Huguette
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Le propriétaire du vignoble
Thomas Le Douarec
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Eve Bitoun
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Jérôme Cachon
Marie-Victoire Debré
Eric Delcourt
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The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the annoying and stressed hairdresser Hughette is left in a gas station by her fiancé Paul while driving to the poor farm of her family in the country. A mysterious man offers a ride to her and she invites him to assume the identity of Paul during 24 hours to not disappoint her mother. Who might be the unknown man and what is real and what is fiction? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for brief language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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$25,484 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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$1,851,114 (USA) (12 September 2008)
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You think you've guessed what's happening; you haven't
22 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A multifaceted story which - apart from being interesting, well filmed and well acted - keeps the spectator getting ideas about what is really happening, just to have those ideas destroyed a few minutes later. Everything is thrown in: personal stories, criminal events, the French publishing world, sex and romance in a complex and fascinating whirlpool that ensures that you'll pay close attention. Highly enjoyable film, which is and yet is not a "film noir". The main male character can be offputting, which is not surprising, considering that he might be - underline "might" - a serial killer. The female roles are very good, with Fanny Ardant in a superb performance. If you think you'd like an intriguing movie that requires you to think, don't miss it.


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