In a Hong Kong hospital, a French woman lies in critical condition after a gangland hit that killed her Chinese husband and two small children. Her father Costello (Johnny Hallyday) arrives from France and is immediately warned by police not to get involved, even as his daughter wordlessly pleads for his help. A stranger in a strange land and plagued by a failing memory, Costello sits stunned in his hotel room, scrawling the word vengeance over the bloody crime scene photos of his daughter's family. He soon crosses paths with three professional killers (To regulars Anthony Wong, Lam Suet and Lam Ka Tung) who work for the crass and flamboyant mob boss Fung (Simon Yam), and asks them to help avenge his family. But as the men get to know their new client, they learn that his past may not be as innocent as they had assumed. As Costello's memory problems worsen, the question becomes: what is the meaning of vengeance when you no longer remember either those who have wronged you or those you have lost?
With his debonair yet rugged good looks and piercing, pale eyes, Hallyday, a pop icon who has sold over 100 million records during his decades-long career and is considered by some to be the French Elvis Presley, adds pathos and depth to the enigmatic Costello. The craggy, lived-in face of Hallyday is as riveting as To's mad scenes of mayhem, which include a fierce nighttime shootout as clouds pass over the full moon and, shootouts being To's stock in trade, an epic battle in a junkyard that has to be seen to be believed.
Man On The Train movie trailer - starring Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Charlie Nelson, Pascal Parmentier. Directed by Patrice Leconte. Genre: Drama
A mysterious criminal (Mullen Jr.) rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor (Sutherland), his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they’ve made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.
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What was to have been a routine heist turns ugly when Daniel and his cohorts realize that they've ripped off Zammeti, the head of a powerful crime family.
The directorial-debut of screenwriter Brad Mirman (Truth or Consequences, N.M.), Crime Spree stars Gerard Depardieu as Daniel, the head of a trio of French crooks who cross the pond for a job in Chicago. Unfortunately, what was to have been a routine heist turns ugly when Daniel and his cohorts realize that they've ripped off Zammeti (Harvey Keitel), the head of a powerful crime family. Before they know it, the threesome find themselves strangers in a strange land being hunted by both the mafia and the FBI.
In this "elegantly polished film" (Richard Schickel, Time magazine), a mysterious stranger is the lone passenger disembarking from a train in a sleepy French village. His name is Milan (French rock icon Johnny Hallyday), a criminal intent on knocking over the local bank. Upon his arrival, he is befriended by Manesquier (acclaimed French actor Jean Rochefort), a retired poetry teacher. Through their unexpected friendship, both men come to realize they have been given the opportunity to look back on their lives--complete with dashed hopes and unfulfilled dreams. At the same time, both are given the momentary chance to explore the road not taken. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Patrice Leconte (Monsieur Hire, Girl On The Bridge), the dazzling Man On The Train captivated audiences at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, where it won the coveted audience awards for both Best Picture and Best Actor (Rochefort).
A Tribeca Film. When a career criminal planning to knock off a bank crosses paths with a professor, they form an unlikely partnership, allowing each man to live vicariously through the other as they hatch their plans for the heist.
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