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Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)

Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (original title)
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Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems.

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Patrice Chéreau

Writers:

Danièle Thompson (scenario), Patrice Chéreau (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Greggory ... François
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Claire (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Charles Berling ... Jean-Marie
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Lucien Emmerich / Jean-Baptiste Emmerich
Bruno Todeschini ... Louis
Sylvain Jacques Sylvain Jacques ... Bruno
Vincent Perez ... Viviane
Roschdy Zem ... Thierry
Dominique Blanc ... Catherine
Delphine Schiltz Delphine Schiltz ... Elodie
Nathan Kogen Nathan Kogen ... Sami (as Nathan Cogan)
Marie Daëms Marie Daëms ... Lucie
Chantal Neuwirth ... Geneviève
Thierry de Peretti Thierry de Peretti ... Dominique
Olivier Gourmet ... Bernard
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Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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In the scene where Claire and Viviane are sitting at the table discussing Viviane's name, Claire's hands alternate between touching her face and resting on the table repeatedly between shots. See more »

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Keeper of the Flame
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The funeral of a charismatic painter brings together friends and lovers
2 February 2006 | by netwallahSee all my reviews

A minor but charismatic painter dies, and his friends and lovers and family go by train to Limoges for his funeral. There is a lot of bitterness and regret and desire: sometimes sudden and apparently irresistible, and it's given a very warm and lovely treatment here. The beauty of the men and their desire for each other is attractive (one does not have to be gay, though it helps to be sympathetic). However, the whole complicated story seems to me to be soaked through with the glum assumption that everything, everything is expendable, and the only good to be achieved is in brief moments of passion, and passion inevitably fades. There is no point in holding on to anyone. Is this apotheosis of fickleness strictly a gay theme? Certainly not, but it is central here. Apparently critics have talked of something being reborn in the story, but I could see only sadness. Happy endings may often be contrived, but sometimes I suspect the ineluctable dissolution ending can be just as contrived. Perhaps I just don't get it, but all this short-term loving, this coming close only to be set drifting outward into darkness seems unnecessarily painful, and I resent being told that's the way it is.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 May 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,804, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$63,651
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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