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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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.