An aimless 20-year-old with a penchant for following the rules receives a mysterious set of instructions that lead him down a path from which he may never return in director Géla Babluani's tense tale of death and chance. Sébastien has come into possession of a train ticket and a mysterious set of instructions. Though he is unsure of exactly what fate awaits him when he arrives at his destination, one thing is certain: these items were most certainly not meant for him. Bored by his uneventful existence and hungering for something new, Sébastien boards the outbound train and takes his first bold steps into an unknown future. But the world can be a cruel and unforgiving place filled with unfeeling men to whom human life means little more than a lost wager, and if Sébastien is to make it through his harrowing journey alive he must keep his wits about him and pray that luck is on his side. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
hard to describe this movie as it isn't anything you have seen before. shot in complete 35mm b/w and an unusual concept of violence (without actually one), it's hard not to notice the fresh perspectives of foreign cinema. Watch out for Brad Pitt's ...(read more)remake of the same.
Don't rent this film if you believe clapping your hands will bring Tink back from the brink ... It's a FOREIGN film. For many USA viewers it'll be like eavesdropping on a conversation where they don't really like the conversants and care less for the topic. If you don't fit in that catagory then this film will give you plenty to talk about. Ergo: what does a society do for leisure activities when all "value" is purely monetary? When the choices come to toleration of existence or living a life? What is the essential nature of Gambling? Oh, wait, you thought it was Vegas? and Dance Marathons were a 30's thing?