Thursday, December 17, 2009

Roman de gare

Crossed Tracks. FR 2007. PC: Films 13. EX: Rémi Bergman. P+D: Claude Lelouch. SC: Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven. DP: Gérard de Battista. COST: Marité Coutard. Make-Up: Lucía Bretones-Méndez, Paul de Fisser (hair). M: Gilbert Becaud, Alexandre Jaffray. ED: Charlotte Lecoeur, Stéphane Mazalaigue. S: Harald Maury, Jean Charles Martel. CAST: Dominique Pinon (Pierre Laclos / Louis), Fanny Ardant (Judith Ralitzer), Audrey Dana (Huguette), Michèle Bernier (Florence), Myriam Boyer (Huguette's mother), Zinedine Soualem (the inspector). 103 min. A MAEE print with English subtitles. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 16 Dec 2009.

I watched the beginning only of an interesting new kind of film from the veteran Claude Lelouch. The opening sequences take place at the wine district of the Burgundy, at a literary programme of television, at the highway where a serial killer known as The Magician escapes the police, and at a service station where a girl is dumped by her lover. Fanny Ardant plays the writer of bestsellers who has a ghost writer. Seems well made and worth revisiting.

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