Cinema surveillance images are loading at the bottom of the page

The man on the train (L'homme du train)

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

A poet. A thief. Two strangers with nothing in common are about to trade their lives for a chance to cheat their destinies.

In a sleepy French backwater, a train pulls into a deserted station, depositing a lone passenger: a grizzled man in a fringed leather jacket. He looks like a criminal, albeit an ageing criminal, a man who has never before asked questions of life or made deep connections with anybody, arriving for a final showdown, and he is. But within minutes he bumps into a local retired poetry teacher in dapper clothes, a man who looks like someone waiting for something exciting to happen, who appears perfectly settled in his life, and he was. Until now. Suddenly, these two disparate men are about to find, at the very end of the line, an unexpected friendship, an opportunity to look back on their dashed hopes and a magical, momentary chance to explore the road not taken.

Persons of interest

  • Jean Rochefort .... Manesquier
  • Johnny Hallyday .... Milan
  • Charlie Nelson .... Max
  • Jean-François Stévenin .... Luigi
  • Pascal Parmentier .... Sadko
  • Isabelle Petit-Jacques .... Viviane
  • Alain Guellaff .... Surgeon
  • Nelly Borgeaud .... Manesquier's sister
  • Armand Chagot .... Gardener
  • Véronique Kapoyan .... Baker
  • Maurice Chevit .... Hairdresser
  • Michel Laforest .... Pharmacist
  • Jean-Louis Vey .... Verlin
  • Claude Klotz .... Screenwriter
  • Patrice Leconte .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The man on the train is Swimming pool without the sex and with some gangsters. There's a good story somewhere in The man on the train but I couldn't quite find it.

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

91 minutes (1:13 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 28 August 2003

Cinema surveillance images

The man on the train imageThe man on the train image
The man on the train imageThe man on the train imageThe man on the train imageThe man on the train imageThe man on the train imageThe man on the train image

[ Return to top ]