Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Those Who Love Me, Take the Train

French writer and director Patrice Chéreau dealt with death, grief and friendship with this drama. Family and friends of an artist take the train to his funeral where they conflict with each other and reflect on their relationship with the deceased as well as the remaining relationships. Funerals can be messy and complicated as Chéreau and writer Danièle Thompson show in this very French film which is miles ahead of any contemporary American film with an all star cast. The stellar ensemble includes Pascal Greggory, Charles Berling, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bruno Todeschini, Vincent Perez, Roschdy Zem, Dominique Blanc and Olivier Gourmet. 1001 Films' coverage of films on DVD.

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