Road Games

Synopsis: The sun drenched days of summer turn dark and ominous for hitchhiking duo Jack and Véronique when they become inexplicably entangled with a mysterious married couple and a local road kill collector in rural France.
95 min


Come on. Come on!


Hey! Hey!

Hey, hey, hey, hey!

Are you English?


You speak English?

But of course.

Oh. Are you alright?

Oh, just a little accident.

So, do you know that guy?

I don't know

how you say in English.


How do you.. Stop.

You understand?

Yeah. No.

My name is Veronique.


Where do you go, Jack?

I'm just trying to get home.


I've been down south,

just hanging out.

Thought it was time to get back.

The journey should've taken me

a couple of days

But the lifts just dried up.

Feels like I've walked halfway

across France.

What about you?

You been traveling long?

I'm always traveling.

It's good for the soul,

you know?

Gotta keep moving.

Yeah. I'm a... I'm a bit of

a restless soul myself.

Where you headed?

Wherever I can get to.

You don't have a home?

No. Not anymore.

I'm sorry.

Again. What the f*ck.

Come on! What is wrong

with these people?

No, seriously, what the f*ck?

Je crois que c'est le tueur

de la route.

I think it's because

of the killer of the road.

How to translate?

Road killer?

Yeah, you've heard of him?


He's famous though.

He's a serious killer like,

um, Jack the Ripper.

You mean a serial killer.

Like, really bad things

have been happening.

Pe... people are scared..

Toute la region

est terrorisee, enfin.

Like dead people on the road,

do you understand?

You're not scared?

Well, you know..

Safety in numbers. Yes?

Un, deux, trois..

Are you serious?

And why would you stop?

Yeah. Thanks.

At least, I hope

this is what you mean..

Ah. "Est-ce que

tu veux une chaise?"

Yeah. Good.

It's a bit weird that..

To travel without bags?

Well, I lost them.

Lost them?

Actually they were stolen

In the train station in Nice.

Worst day ever.

Lost everything

except my passport.

Oh, come on.

They don't like you smiling

in those things.

What's wrong with

a little smile?

They need to lighten up.

I look proper..

- I'm older.

- Cool.

Ouais, c'est cool.

You're not afraid of me?


How do you know

I'm not a killer?

It's great.

Wondered where you'd got to.

Thought you just left.

I'm not going anywhere.


I mean, it's fine. Good.

Uh, you know how I told you

That I lost my, um..


My girl..


Never mind.

S... she just dumped me

for my best friend.

We had this big plan

to meet in Nice

And travel all across Europe.

Instead, I walked in on their

Sweaty, naked bodies..

It was complicated.

Like I said worst day ever.

Uh, I don't give a shit

about it anymore.

Come on, let's go!

British reg..

Please tell me

you're going to England.

I can take you as far

as I can, but not so far.

Oh. I just thought with

the registration plate..

La voiture?

It's the car of my wife

is Anglaise.


Are you coming or what?

Your girlfriend?

Could you just give me

one minute?



Safety in numbers, remember?


All the way to England

with nothing?

Long story.

Ah ah je vais pointer

ah ah ah

Pres d chez moue

Ah ah ah dans mon caeur

Thought it was a bit quiet.

You know?

This engine sounds beautiful.

- What was that?

- Mon die...

Restez la,

je vais aller voir..

What did he say?

"- He said, Stay in the car."


I laugh from the nerves.

Poor thing.

Mistakes happen.

We should bury it.

I'll deal with it.

I have nowhere to go.

Fair enough.


Well, it's getting late.

Weather may change.

It's not safe on the road

in the night.

You can stay the night with me.

My wife likes

to have English company.

That's very kind,

but I've really got to get back.

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Abner Pastoll

Abner Pastoll (born 12 February 1982) is a British-South African film director, screenwriter, and editor, born in South Africa, where his family used to own a two-screen cinema. more…

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