Man on the Train


1h 30m 2002

Brief Synopsis

When the criminal Milan rolls into a sleepy French backwater town planning to knock off the local bank on Saturday, he assumes it will go off without a hitch. Then he encounters Manesquier. A retired poetry teacher whose sedentary lifestyle bores even himself, Manesquier offers Milan a much-needed d

Film Details

Also Known As
El hombre del tren, Homme Du Train, L', L' Homme Du Train, L'uomo del treno, The, Manden fra toget, Mannen på tåget, Zweite Leben des Monsieur Manesquier, hombre del tren
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Banque Obc; Canal Plus; Car Grip; Centre National Du Cinema; Dca/Plyson/Copra; Eurimages; Ltc; Maratier; Media Suits; Natixis Coficine; Panavision, Ltd.; Pandora Film Produktion; PathT International; Pathe Image; Rubini & Associates; Ruhrsound-Studio; Scanlab; Sis Productions; Studio Davout; StudioCanal; Test; Transpalux; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; A-Film Distribution; Alamode Film; Alternative Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Mikado Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

When the criminal Milan rolls into a sleepy French backwater town planning to knock off the local bank on Saturday, he assumes it will go off without a hitch. Then he encounters Manesquier. A retired poetry teacher whose sedentary lifestyle bores even himself, Manesquier offers Milan a much-needed drink of water in his musty old chateau. The only thing they seem to share is that Manesquier, too, has an important date on Saturday; but his is for open-heart surgery. From the start, the two men are equally wary of the other. Manesquier senses that Milan is up to no good, while Milan is driven crazy by Manesquier's incessant talking. But, when Milan is forced to hole up in Manesquier's mansion until the robbery, the distance between them begins to disappear. Suddenly, Manesquier wonders what it would be like to trade his books and art for Milan's gun and life of adventure. Meanwhile, Milan covets Manesquier's bedroom slippers and cozy life of stability. As their friendship develops, surprising moments of humor and tenderness emerge, as each seemingly defies his personality to explore his yearning for the life of the other.

Crew

Genevieve Acien

Extras Casting

Annabel Acquaviva

Sound Assistant

Daniel Angeli

Still Photographer

Stephan Arnoux

Unit Trainee

Tony Arnoux

Unit Publicist

Francois Aube

Dailies

Christophe Audeguis

Executive Producer

Daniel Bauer

Armorer

Feriel Benouarka

Ltc Project Supervisor

Val Benton

Set Trainee

Alain Berge

Key Painter

Kathrin Bergmann

Post-Production Supervisor (Pandora Film Vertrieb)

Charlotte Betaillole

Wardrobe

Stephane Bidault

Digital Effects Supervisor (Autrechose)

Phillipe Billon

Trainee

Pierre Blain

Flame Digital Artist (Autrechose)

Brice Blasquez

Location Manager

Sandrine Boulet

Production (Cine B)

Laetitia Boux

Trainee

Fabrice Bovi

Draftsman

Cyrille Bragnier

Unit Manager

Fanchon Brule

Dialogue Editor

Jean Brun

Production Coordinator

Reinhard Brundig

Co-Producer (Pandora Film Vertrieb)

Catherine Cabrol

Still Photographer

Pierre Cadeac

Animal Wrangler

Remi Canaple

Stunt Advisor

Philippe Carcassonne

Producer

Christophe Chanvin

Artistic Director (Autrechose)

Gerard Charpenel

Trailers

Renaud Chassaing

1st Assistant Camera

Pascal Chauvin

Foley Artist

Carl Clifton

Co-Producer

Olivier Coutard

Assistant Director

Emmanuel Croset

Co-Mixer

Isabelle Dearaujo

Makeup

Catherine Deserbais

Extras Casting

Richard Deusy

Color Timer (Scan Lab)

Guillaume Dreujou

2nd Assistant Camera

Jean-marie Dreujou

Director Of Photography

Mathias Duhayer

Production (Cine B)

Agathe Dupuis

Hair Stylist

Christian Dutac

Color Timer Ltc

Pascal Esteve

Original Score

Martine Etchegaray

Production Secretary

Brigitte Faure

Line Producer

Jochen Felthaus

Assistant (To The Producer For Pandora Film Vertrieb)

Martine Figueras

Catering (Les Traiteurs Du Vern)

Patrick Figueras

Catering (Les Traiteurs Du Vern)

Isabelle Filippi

Adr Assistant

Michel Filippi

Adr Supervisor

Nicolas Fraissinet

Unit Trainee

Esther Freud

Production (Tubedale Films)

Rimbaud Gaffier

Post-Production Assistant

Patrick Gasche

Electrician

Dominique Gerbi

Director Trainee

Frank Giacomelli

Trailers

Anne Gilles

2nd Assistant Director

Leonard Glowinski

Production (Cine B)

Jean Goudier

Sound

Marisa Grandi

Production (Tubedale Films)

Eric Grattepain

Assistant Foley Artist

Lionel Guerrini

Unit Trainee

Joelle Hache

Editor

Brice Halary

Scan Operator

Stuart Hatwell

Production (Tubedale Films)

Katrina Heaulme

Adr Editor

Dominique Hennequin

Sound

Benjamin Hess

Assistant Line Producer

Herve Hillien

Driver (For Johnny Hallyday)

Gilles Jestin

Sound Recording Dca

Robert Jones

Associate Producer (Of The Film Council Premiere Fund)

Jacques Kazandjian

Set Decorator

Jacques Kazandjian

Upholsterer

Claude Klotz

Screenwriter

Jean-antoine Lacolle

Graphic Designer (Autrechose)

Pail Laine

Sound

Jean-louis Lebras

Sound Assistant

Jean-baptiste Leguen

Shoot Operator

Alexis Leverve

Sound Recordist

Didier Lize

Score Mixing (Studio Davout)

Didier Lize

Score Recording (Studio Davout)

Jean-pierre Marotte

Sis Projectionist

Eric Martin

Post-Production Supervisor

Ivan Maussion

Production Designer

Michel Mery

Set Grip

Pierre Mery

Set Grip

Emmanuelle Mimran

Assistant Editor

Gilles Missir

Foley Recordist

Michel Monier

Dolby Consultant

David Morrissey

Production (Tubedale Films)

Paul Morrissey

Production (Tubedale Films)

Cecile Navarro

Production Secretary

Maggie Peraldo

Script Supervisor

Annie Perier

Costume Designer

Jean-jacques Peytoureau

Driver (For Jean Rochefort)

Jerome Pezzini

Grip

Fulvio Pozzobon

Hair Stylist

Nicolas Raffy

Property Master

Jean-claude Reux

Key Gaffer

Fabien Reymond

Unit Trainee

Didier Ribes

Trailers

Andre Paul Ricci

Unit Publicist

Jerome Robinet

Sound Design

Patrick Roussel

Security

Emmanuel Roussille

Location Scout

Herve Roux

Dolby Consultant

Djamel Sadelli

Generator Operator

Damien Saint Gal De Pons

Unit Trainee

Isabelle Saint-aubin

Production (Cine B)

Franz Schubert

Music ("Impromptu In B Flat Major No. 2 (Opus 142)")

Denis Scozzesi

Key Grip

Gilbert Seybald

Electrician

Veronique Stinus

Production (Cine B)

Paul Triboulet

Grip

Lucie Truffaut

Script Supervisor Trainee

Sylvie Van Der Vorm

Assistant Editor

Gilles Verger

Trailers

Brigitte Vingadassamy

Production (Cine B)

Matthias Weber

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mattias Weber

Visual Effects Supervisor (Autrechose)

Bernard Wystraete

Music Director

Film Details

Also Known As
El hombre del tren, Homme Du Train, L', L' Homme Du Train, L'uomo del treno, The, Manden fra toget, Mannen på tåget, Zweite Leben des Monsieur Manesquier, hombre del tren
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Banque Obc; Canal Plus; Car Grip; Centre National Du Cinema; Dca/Plyson/Copra; Eurimages; Ltc; Maratier; Media Suits; Natixis Coficine; Panavision, Ltd.; Pandora Film Produktion; PathT International; Pathe Image; Rubini & Associates; Ruhrsound-Studio; Scanlab; Sis Productions; Studio Davout; StudioCanal; Test; Transpalux; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; A-Film Distribution; Alamode Film; Alternative Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Mikado Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.

Kodak color

Limited Release in United States May 9, 2003

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2003

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.)

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film and Best Actor (Jean Rochefort) at the 2002 Venice International Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States May 9, 2003

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video November 25, 2003

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States November 2002

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Showcase) November 7-17, 2002.)

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Foreign Film from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.