Roman de gare (2007)
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as Pierre Laclos / Louis
as Judith Ralitzer
as Florence, la soeur
as La mère d'Huguette
as Le commissaire
as Le propriétaire du vignoble
Critic Reviews for Roman de gare
Lelouch is now 71 years old, and I bet he's never had as much fun with a film. Roman de Gare threads plots and characters and twists together like a demented weaver.
Even if the game isn't entirely successful, it's fun to play along.
Forty years after his breakout success as a filmmaker, Claude Lelouch makes something of a comeback with his playful and sexy whodunit, Roman de Gare.
Lelouch and his longtime writing partner, Pierre Uytterhoeven, slyly exploit and subvert audience expectations.
I think I understand the alternative realities of the plot, and I concede the loose ends are tied up, sort of, but I didn't care.
Audience Reviews for Roman de gare
This French thriller-drama seemed like it had a predictable plot in the beginning. Luckily, it has more to offer than just a suspense. It is a French production after all, directed by the now-senior Claude Lelouch.
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.
a quite well plotted and acted thriller.
Roman de gare Quotes
|Judith Ralitzer:||A good crime beats a bad divorce.|
|Judith Ralitzer:||I'm dying of envy. I feel like killing you..|
|Huguette:||I'll get cancer, you'll get gas. Life's a bitch.|
|Judith Ralitzer:||(answer the interview question, "What inspired you?"), I don't know. Perhaps God inspired me.|
|Judith Ralitzer:||[answer the interview question: what inspired you?] I don't know. Perhaps God inspired me.|