Four Men And A Car
Original Title: L’homme à la voiture rose
Author: Isabelle Bary
Where do four straight men find a safe space to share their feelings, open up and cry – without feeling ashamed or compromising their masculinity? Welcome to the pink car!
Serge, Benoît, Christophe and Léo are the kind of men who like to say: ‘everything’s going fine’ – regardless of the reality. When one is dumped by his wife, he invites the others, on a road trip: just four best friends in a tiny pink convertible, enjoying a break from their wives, ex-wives, kids and bosses.
Chatting and joking around in the car is fun – until silence begins to take hold. Eventually the four are forced to confront the dishonesty of their unrelenting efforts to appear confident, brave, and in control; to behave as they believe men should.
Suddenly, the pink convertible is transformed into a safe space where they feel able to reveal their true feelings to one another for the first time.
With piercing insight and candour, Four Men and a Pink Car chronicles the quest of four men to discover who they really are by retracing their roots, facing their emotions, and casting off the masks we adopt in adulthood. Witty and heartwarming, it is an uplifting story of male friendship and self-discovery.