Leconte brings together two icons of French culture – actor Jean Rochefort and pop legend Johnny Hallyday – in this highly enjoyable study of a gallic odd couple. Milan (Hallyday) steps off a train in a small provincial town and finds himself having to stay with fusty retired teacher Manesquier (Rochefort). Milan’s past is chequered with violence and adventure, Manesquier’s with daily tasks and homework assignments. As their friendship grows, they admit that each envies the other’s life. But at their age, what are they going to do about it?
L’Homme du Train
Directed by Patrice Leconte