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Beau Pere (1981)
"Beau-père" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 October 1981 (USA)
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After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ...
Rémi
Ariel Besse ...
Marion
Maurice Ronet ...
Charly
Geneviève Mnich ...
Simone
Maurice Risch ...
Nicolas
Macha Méril ...
La maîtresse de maison (anniversaire) / Birthday Hostess
Rose Thiéry ...
Mme Doullens / Landlord's Wife
Pierre Le Rumeur ...
Le pédiatre / Pediatrician
Yves Gasc ...
M. Doullens / Landlord
Michel Berto ...
Le professeur / Professor
Catherine Alcover ...
Médecin S.O.S. / Emergency Doctor
Henri-Jacques Huet ...
Le gérant du restaurant international / Restaurant Manager
Jacques Rispal ...
Le chauffeur de taxi / Taxi Driver
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Charlotte
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Martine
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Remy is morose, nearing 30 with his career as a musician going nowhere and his eight-year marriage to Martine souring. Then, Martine dies in a car crash, and Marion, her 14-year-old, wants to stay rather than move to her father's. Remy likes the idea: he loves her, he's raised her, and she offers him emotional responsibility. Marion's father objects, but she's willful, so he relents. Soon, she tells Remy she finds him attractive, that she's now "a woman," and why can't they be lovers. Remy is appalled, but weakens, missing her when she spends Christmas with her dad. What if they do become lovers? What next? And what if a women more his age enters the picture? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cantate no 29
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Jean-Sébastien Bach)
Performed by Concentus musicus Wien (as Consentus Musicus de Vienne)
Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Ref. 6.35.635
Enregistrement TELDEC
Distribution PATHE MARCONI EMI
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Provocative, smart drama
1 January 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

A gorgeously photographed and steamy tale of forbidden passion.

Boasting a superb lead performance by Patrick DeWaere as a young Frenchman battling to stifle the seductive advances of his breathtakingly beautiful step-daughter, it is grounded by fascinating character detail and an intelligent, focused script that is deeply interested in the complexities of love and desire.

Ariel Besse is the step-daughter and she is a bubbling, nubile cauldron of curiosity and mischief.

Sacha Vierny's moody photography is worthy of a coffee table hardcover and Philip Sarde's score is perfection.

A delicious, provocative, mature tale of sexual politics.


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