One for the Road

Genre:  Documentary, Drama, Other
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: January 29, 2010 (limited)

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Cast: François Cluzet, Mélanie Thierry, Michel Vuillermoz, Éric Naggar, Lionnel Astier, Rafaëline Goupilleau


After a long train journey, Herve, who's in his fifties, arrives one morning at what appears to be a rustic cottage. It is actually a detoxification center, where this boss of a Paris news agency has enrolled himself voluntarily.

He has come to conquer his alcoholism, away from his wife who doesn't want to see him any longer and his teenage son who is ashamed of him. The first days are the most difficult, as he discovers of the place and meets with the small cohort of residents at the facility. At first alone and determined to remain so, Herve, over the days and discussion sessions, struggles to keep his demons at a distance by opening up to others.

Director: Philippe Godeau
Studio: Métropole Films Distribution
Producer(s): Philippe Godeau
Screenplay: Agnès de Sacy

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