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Raphaël ou le débauché (1971)

1830, somewhere in France. Aurore is a young, beautiful and virtuous widow. She meets Raphael, a man of leisure, a debauchee. Raphael is obsessed by the death, and wait for it by chasing ... See full summary »

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1830, somewhere in France. Aurore is a young, beautiful and virtuous widow. She meets Raphael, a man of leisure, a debauchee. Raphael is obsessed by the death, and wait for it by chasing women and drinking. He first tries to seduce her, but is impressed by her and gives up. But Aurore felt in love with him, and tries not to look as inacessible. A romantic drama, with dispair, cynism, disgust for life and love. Written by Yepok

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day and night can never meet
24 August 2000 | by (vienna) – See all my reviews

a beautifully shot movie, although the 70s lush optics are a little distracting. a great story that is told in a five act structure, much like the opera music by bellini, which accompanies the whole film, would suggest. raphael de lorris is conceived as a rake in the romantic tradition who finds his match in the virtous widow aurore, whose very name means "morning". the idea that day and night are always chasing each other is executed in a visual stunning way helped by intelligent dialogues and great actors.


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