A young man (Jean-Hugues Anglade) discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal (Vittorio Mezzogiorno) that he meets at a train station.
Primarily known as a stage director in his native France, Patrice Chéreau has also made quite a name for himself in the realm of cinema with such acclaimed features as Queen Margot (1994) and Intimacy (2001). The Lezigne native crossed from stage to screen with the 1975 thriller Flesh and the Orchid, and the auspicious debut earned its up-and-coming director two César nominations. In 1984, Chéreau shared a Best Writing César with Hervé Guibert for his feature The Wounded Man, and in 1994, Chéreau scored his biggest hit to date with the bloody historical drama Queen Margot. Adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ novel, Queen Margot was nominated for Best Costume Design at the 1995 Academy Awards in addition to taking home top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards. Following a pair of successful television endeavors, Chéreau returned to the screen to great success with the emotional drama Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998). An introspective tale of an artist’s final… read more
I managed to watch this film last week and i have to admit that it had a lasting affect on me. The acting from the main character Henri was superb he really conveyed the longing and desperation of a lost soul loving someone who would never give him the love back that he deserved. The other characters i found equally as good too! This film is quite dark , but i guess this reflects the depth of despair of Henri.
Depressing, sexy queer French film about a lonely, awkward boy's sexual awakening. Knowing exactly he wants but clueless in ways to obtain it, he stumbles through life, falling hard for a cruel and self-loathing bisexual street thug and wandering around a grimy train station full of glaring hustlers, dirty old men and bums, desperate for love. One of the great unknowns in gay cinema, cringe-worthy in its realism.
i WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE, BUT IT IS NOT AVAILABLE ... MEYBE IF JUST Y WRITE SOMETHIN HERE... IN THE FUTURE I´LL SEE IT... :(