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One for the Road (2009)

Le dernier pour la route (original title)
Story about people who are addicted on alcohol, they are gathered in ressurection center and trying to give up on their horrible habit, passion and relationships won't leave you unexcited

Director:

Philippe Godeau

Writers:

Hervé Chabalier (book), Philippe Godeau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Cluzet ... Hervé Chabalier
Mélanie Thierry ... Magali
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Pierre
Anne Consigny ... Agnès
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Gunther
Marilyne Canto ... Carol
Bernard Campan ... Marc
Lionnel Astier ... Jean-Marie
Raphaëline Goupilleau Raphaëline Goupilleau ... Hélène
Eva Mazauric Eva Mazauric ... Kris
Françoise Pinkwasser Françoise Pinkwasser ... Soledad
Riton Liebman Riton Liebman ... Martin
Arthur Moncla Arthur Moncla ... Thomas
Ninon Brétécher Ninon Brétécher ... Sandra
Philippe du Janerand ... Docteur Marcus
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Story about people who are addicted on alcohol, they are gathered in ressurection center and trying to give up on their horrible habit, passion and relationships won't leave you unexcited

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 2009 (France) See more »

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One for the Road See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Hitting the bottom
3 October 2011 | by bob998See all my reviews

I tried to recall the movies about alcoholism I have seen; I stopped after The Days of Wine and Roses and 28 Days. I've probably seen more, but the subject is just so depressing and makes so many demands on the viewer that forgetting is easier than remembering. The trouble with addiction is that it reduces the possibilities of life, makes people less interesting and less able to communicate with others. Le Dernier pour la route is a bold attempt to get inside the alcoholic's head, to examine his fears and failures to deal with life. The scene in which Pierre admits his terror to Herve that he won't be able to deal with life on the outside moved me very much. If the sketchy aspect of Magali's character is a drag on the film, that is one of the few drawbacks in an otherwise strong effort from Philippe Godeau.

There is no actor in France like Francois Cluzet for portraying isolation and desperation, and here he makes us feel how cornered Herve feels: his wife really doesn't want him to come back home and his son thinks the condition is a sign of moral weakness. Michel Vuillermoz is so gallant as Pierre that we feel his ultimate fate the more keenly.


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