Roman de gare

Critics Consensus

Claude Lelouch has crafted an engaging thriller about murder and romance with plenty of stylistic panache.

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Average Rating: 3.7/5

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Claude Lelouch's thriller Roman de Gare (aka Crossed Tracks) features a number of characters and a timeline that skips back and forth, keeping the audience guessing as to how these characters all relate to each other. Fanny Ardant plays a novelist named Judith whose famous works might have been ghost-written by a serial killer dubbed "The Magician" for his habit of performing acts of prestidigitation in front of his victims. Early in the film, the police quiz her about her relationship with the criminal. Other characters include a hairdresser (Audrey Dana) who offers to give a ride to a stranger who may be the killer.

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Critic Reviews for Roman de gare

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Audience Reviews for Roman de gare

At the end of act one we discover the answers to many of the film's questions: is this guy a rapist on the run, a ghost writer, or a man abandoning his family? Structurally, this is awfully early to answer so many questions that have such import on the ensuing action. But the rest of the film does not disappoint. Despite its structural flaws, it's still able to re-invent itself as it moves along. Exceptional performances by he of the interesting-looking face, Dominique Pinon, and Audrey Dana, who plays the emotionally damaged but still somehow indomitable Huguette, keep us caring about these characters no matter what story imprisons them.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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½

a quite well plotted and acted thriller.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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½

Seemed promising to me, but ended up as just another not-so-bad drama. It's okay for one time watch though.

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