In the twilight of his life, Jean-Baptiste says he wants to be buried in Limoges; ‘those who love me can take the train’. So begins a wild journey which unites the people he touched during his lifetime. But their shared mourning cannot conceal the rivalries and passions which simmer to the surface.
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The first half of this bursts with so much unruly life that the more subdued and melodramatic second feels like a comedown. But I can see myself feeling differently after another viewing. A lot to absorb here.