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A Tale of Springtime (1990)
"Conte de printemps" (original title)

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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

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Anne Teyssèdre ...
Jeanne
Hugues Quester ...
Igor
Florence Darel ...
Natacha
Eloïse Bennett ...
Ève
Sophie Robin ...
Gaëlle
Marc Lelou ...
Gildas
François Lamore ...
William
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy flat; she's loaned hers to a cousin, so she accepts the invitation of Natasha, a music student whom she meets at a party, to sleep in her father Igor's bedroom because he's always with his young girlfriend, Eve. Natasha tells Jeanne a story of a missing necklace and her suspicions of Eve. They all meet at dinner, then again at Igor's country house. Is Natasha scheming to get Igor and Jeanne together alone? Once alone, what determines how they choose to act? And the necklace, what of it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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4 April 1990 (France)  »

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A Tale of Springtime  »

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$201,332 (USA)
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In competition at the 40th Berlin International Festival in February 1990. See more »

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Followed by Autumn Tale (1998) See more »

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Sonate für Violine und Klavier No. 5 'Frühling' op. 24: IV. Rondo. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Tedi Papavrami (violin), Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
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Clever, witty, tasteful, bloodless
9 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Clever, witty, tasteful, bloodless. Although sex seems to be on everyone's mind in this post-modern tale, only Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann provide any passion in a film that reminds me more of Satie's witty piano doodles.


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