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Le Dernier pour la route One For The Road

Sunday, December 6 5:00 pm


Hervé, boss of a press agency, realizing that he risks losing everything, makes the decision to give up his alcohol addiction. In doing so, Hervé meets others who face similar circumstances and who encourage him to pull through and start a new life. The film is inspired by the true story of Hervé Chabalier, a well-known TV producer and head of CAPA, a respected documentary production company. He explained in a book, Le dernier pour la route : Chronique d'un divorce avec l'alcool, (One for the Road, Chronicle of a Divorce with Alcohol) how much he was suffering because of his addiction, and, most important, how he managed to make it through.

           QUOTES            Philippe Godeau| Director Was your intention to turn this grave theme into an enjoyable moment? Absolutely. I like films in which one enjoys oneself. I like the idea that a film can change our way of seeing things. As a producer, it is a pleasure to work for over two years on a story and characters who are the opposite of myself. For instance, I was totally hypochondriac when I bought the rights to Marie de Hennezel’s book La mort intime and its adaption for screen. C’est la vie de Jean-Pierre Ameris also changed me a little, and I hope that it will also be the case for the viewers of Le dernier pour la route.


Genre Drama Director Philippe GODEAU Screenwriter Agnès DE SACY & Philippe GODEAU, adapted from the book by Hervé CHABALIER Director of Photography Jean-Marc FABRE Music Jean-Louis AUBERT Cast François CLUZET Mélanie THIERRY Michel VUILLERMOZ Eric NAGGAR Lionnel ASTIER Raphaëline GOUPILLEAU Runtime 1h 47mn Production France, 2009 French release 09/23/09 Distributor Wild Bunch


Philppe Godeau, Director 2009 Le Dernier pour la route One For the Road


In French Film Festival Brochure 2009  

Brochure of tthe First In French (with English Subtitles!) Film Festival, December 4-6 2009, Manhattan, New york