La Voie est Libre


1h 25m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Jules, a desperate ex-train conductor, who's tried over and over again to contest his being fired for vague economic reasons, finally is pushed to the edge by a lack of response from the railroad administration. Jules decides to take ten inhabitants of a small town in the suburbs of Lyon as his host

Film Details

Also Known As
Coast is Clear, The, Voie est Libre
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Centre National Du Cinema; M6 Films; Mandarin Production; Pyramide Films; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Ufd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Jules, a desperate ex-train conductor, who's tried over and over again to contest his being fired for vague economic reasons, finally is pushed to the edge by a lack of response from the railroad administration. Jules decides to take ten inhabitants of a small town in the suburbs of Lyon as his hostages in a mad plan to redress his hopeless situation. However, Jules is no better at playing tough-guy hero than he is at driving trains.

Film Details

Also Known As
Coast is Clear, The, Voie est Libre
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Centre National Du Cinema; M6 Films; Mandarin Production; Pyramide Films; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Ufd

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Feature directorial debut for Stephane Clavier.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.

Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 24-28, 1998.

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 24-28, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival in New York City (French Institute) April 24 - May 3, 1998.)

Released in United States 1997