On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage.
Tom Van Dyck,
Ellen Van Cutsem,
All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.
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
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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