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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
Myriam Boyer ...
La mère d'Huguette
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Le commissaire
Boris Ventura-Diaz ...
Alain (as Boris Ventura Diaz)
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Le propriétaire du vignoble
Thomas Le Douarec
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Eve Bitoun
Rebecca Blanc
Jérôme Cachon
Marie-Victoire Debré
Eric Delcourt
Cyrille Eldin ...
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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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Reality and Fiction
18 May 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer (Fanny Ardant) 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 (Audrey Dana) 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 (Dominique Pinon) 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?

"Roman de Gare" is an intriguing and suspenseful story with many twists and a reasonable resolution. The first part while the identity of the aspirant magician is unknown is great, with a good performance of the unknown and gorgeous Audrey Dana in the role of a complex character. When Pierre Laclos vanishes and Judith's novel becomes a best-seller, I really expected a better explanation for what happened in the yacht. But the movie is very entertaining and recommended. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Crimes de Autor" ("Crimes of Author")


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