Alix (Emmanuelle Devos) and Doug (Gabriel Byrne) were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an Ibsen play. Doug, a literature professor, had left England for Paris, where he was to attend the funeral of a dear friend. They were not supposed to meet and yet they did. They did because Alix, whose relationship with her boyfriend was at a crossroads, fancied this handsome serious-looking gentleman on the Paris-bound train. They did because Doug, although not in the mood for love, quickly fell for her. They were not supposed to meet but their brief encounter would prove to be overwhelming.

"When Bonnell allows his two magnificent leads to work at the sparse dialogue, he invokes a powerful, elemental sense of frank, sexual discussion and high-end flirtation, imbuing the relationships with a maturity that's loathsomely rare in films today." Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Jérôme Bonnell
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne, Gilles Privat
Country: France
Year: 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 104 minutes
Rating: 6,5/10 (IMDb)



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