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J'attendrai le suivant... (2002)

A man falls in love while in a subway station.

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Sophie Forte ... La femme
Thomas Gaudin ... L'homme
Pascal Casanova ... Le compère
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Hopelessly searching for true love, Antoine, a 29-year-old man, enters a train in a Parisian subway station, determined to make an announcement. Based on the fact that in France there are approximately five million single women, the attractive loner explains that with this unorthodox method, he hopes to get off at the next station accompanied by an interested woman. He sounds desperate, however, he is not the only one who feels this way. Written by Nick Riganas

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Second-hand embarrassment served
22 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

A lonely woman goes on about her life until one day, the ride on her usual train takes an unexpected turn, changing her life in the mere span of a few minutes.

It's a well-crafted short, from start to finish. The actress does a magnificient job showing the sad, lonely side of the character, which makes the audience take a liking on her earlier in the short. There's humour in it too, and the cadence of the dialogue makes the audience follow the slow but steady flow of the plot.

The simplicity and familiarity of the setting (coming home from work, getting on the train to share your personal space with strangers for as long as the ride lasts) adds to showing how easily events in the short could happen in real life. How humans can be cruel without meaning to, and how they can also be very naive when hope is an option.

The naiveness of the woman, her hope to finally stop feeling lonely, is what gives this short that special touch.


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