Strictly speaking, there will be a "film debutt" tomorrow when fest-goers
discover Patrice Chereau's "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train." Sylvain
Jacques, a first-time actor whom Chereau spotted in a bar, plays a gay
20-year-old wastrel with the charisma of a scrawny rabbit caught in the
headlights of an on-rushing car. The ensemble cast of this majestically
filmed but histrionic affair travels by train from Paris to Limoges (a
4-hour journey) to attend the funeral of a 70-something painter whose life
touched them all. Speaking of touching, in the role of Bruno, Sylvain
Jacques asks another male passenger to console him by dropping his pants
and imploring his suitor to "fondle my buns, caress my ass."
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