In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix (Emmanuelle Devos) makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious foreign stranger (Gabriel Byrne) and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different road.
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The concept is really interesting, but the characters weren't convincing enough for me to get emotionally involved with the story to any extent. The dialogue feels artificial and even very good performances from both stars don't set it right.
Ahhh, where to start.. very unfeminist and anti-woman movie, depicting the two women as the most basic misogynist stereotypes. One rich woman that is very out of her mind and hysterical, the other a penniless loose woman without a real job and no brain to get herself together. This is not the story of a woman in love or thinking about that, this is misogyny in plain sight masquerading as modern morals.
Molto raffinato, molto francese. Una narrazione sofisticata ma non patinata di una (o forse due) storie d’amore. La fotografia è le inquadrature ravvicinate creano un`atmosfera sospesa e lievemente ansiogena.
I watched this movie recently and I liked it because it has a poetic touch, more like being the film adaptation of a poem. the theme is not new where two strangers are attracted to each other and I have always loved that theme. So when the performances are good there is no reason to not like it
OK, so I don't really know how good this movie is. Very early on I thought, "this would play VERY differently if the gender of the characters was reversed." So I watched two movies simultaneously and it was fascinating experiencing the audiences response to one movie while imagining their very different response to the other. Watched that way, it's wonderful.