Across the Road

Synopsis: A couple finally gets a break when a neighbor grants them a private hotel in Montmartre. But secrets and lies soon resurface.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Mathias Ledoux
Production: Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo
90 min


Morning, my love.

Damn that thing!

Already... It's early!

C'mon. Give me 5 minutes.


I have to be on time this morning.

Right, I forgot.

The lady has a job.

Don't make fun. Be nice.

Soon I'll have to make a date

to see you.

So what?.

Dates can be very romantic.

Right. You busy Labor Day?.

You're too much...

I'm starving! Aren't you?.

Hi, Mehmet!

Hi, lovebirds!

How are things?.


One mushroom

and two Napolitanas, right?.


Napolitana, OK?.

Oven hot!

On your tab?.

As usual.


See ya!

See ya!

You've got to quit working nights.

OK. Where'll we live?.

In a garret?.

I should've died in that car crash.

So you could marry a rich client.

Very funny.

If we get evicted,

you can move in with Hugo.

Maybe he already asked me.


I'll see we won't get evicted!

Hi, lady.

Mr. Dorset's contract.

Thank you.

Xerox it for his lawyer, OK?. Hurry!


It's not an exclusive contract,

it's an advance.

On your next 3 books.

Scared I'll go elsewhere?.

Only I took the gamble of

publishing your first novel!

Sorry you did?.

In a year,

I made you credible and rich.

That was no risk,

I immortalized you!

Read this carefully.

We'll talk later!

Your next book almost done?.

I'll let you stew a while.

So you can learn to read.

Will that be all?.

OK... Bye!


Henry... Sometimes I wonder

why you published me.

OK, bye.

I could renegotiate your deal.

No, it's OK.

As you wish.

What's the rent here?.

$7000 a month, plus maintenance.

just to cover your rent?.


But your first book made money.

I spent it all

on 7 years back rent!

Divide my earnings by the time

it took to write:.

I'm a literary bum!

What do you think of it?.

I think...

It's expensive and flashy.

Just what you need.

You're right. It's awful.

You started writing?.

Not a line since "Dark Skies".

It's like something snapped.

Go figure it out.

Maybe you lack sleep.

It's all those night jobs

you take on.

I always have,

and nothing went wrong.

No, I'm blocked.

And till I know why...

How's Michelle?.

Don't know why

she hasn't left me...

Sorry, a van blocked me.

The janitor let you in?.

You like it?.

It has 3 parking spaces!

I'd say it's not bad...

Not bad at all.

I agree.

Should I pitch the view,

the location?. No...

What I'd like you to pitch me on...

is all about yourself...

Had a good day?.

We got a registered letter.

The concierge signed for it.

It's none of her damn business!

She'd love us to get evicted!

"To Mr and Mrs Dorset."

From our landlord's lawyer?.


If he died, we'll get evicted.

We owe two months back rent!

Five neighbors want us out!

Who wants us as tenants?.

So we'll move, it's tiny, anyway.

Moving takes money.

So I'll quit writing.

You want me to get a normal job.

I want that?.


Who got your first novel published?.


Who hasn't written a line

in 6 months?. You!

You only love me for my dog.


We'll split him for our vacations.


Smile... We're in total agreement!

Mrs Dorset, it's nothing to do

with your neighbors.

The reason I asked you here is

because of an inheritance.

What inheritance?.

The estate Mr Guillemet left you.


Jean-Eudes Guillemet.

Wait... Isn't he our landlord?.

Not at all.

Didn't you know him?.


I guess he always did

love surprising people!

He left us his stamp collection?.

Among other things.

"l, Jean-Eudes Guillemet,

of 27 rue Gabrielle

in Montmartre, Paris

Ieave my house

and all my possessions

to Jean and Michelle Dorset,

of 26 rue Gabrielle.

I ask them to kindly

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Valérie Guignabodet

Valérie Guignabodet (9 May 1965 – 23 February 2016) was a French film director and screenwriter. She directed four films between 2002 and 2009, including Danse avec lui in 2007, and the television series Sam in 2016. more…

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