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Too Beautiful for You (1989)
"Trop belle pour toi" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  April 1990 (USA)
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A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

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Colette Chevassu
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Bernard Barthélémy (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Florence Barthélémy / La voisine de Colette
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Pascal Chevassu
Roland Blanche ...
Marcello
Myriam Boyer ...
Geneviève
Denise Chalem ...
Lorène
Didier Bénureau ...
Léonce
Philippe Loffredo ...
Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen ...
Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina ...
Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré ...
Le pianist
Richard Martin ...
Man on the Tram
Philippe Faure ...
Le mari de Colette
Juana Marques ...
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A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before his wife finds this particular entanglement of her husband's very difficult to accept Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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April 1990 (USA)  »

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Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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WIEGENLIED D 498
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Elly Ameling - Dalton Baldwin
Philips 420 870.2 (p) 7/1982
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intriguing and beautiful
24 September 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I have just finished watching this film, and it is probably too soon to write a review. However, the music is swirling through my head, and the beautiful photography and scenes are fresh in my mind. The glossy elegant wife and the warm but ordinary woman who is the temp at the husband's car retail outlet are both extraordinary women. The wife for her killer intelligence and frankness (now that's a wedding speech that is unusual)and the outrageously warm,sexy woman who falls for and, I suppose, seduces her husband. Yes, it does jump about a bit, and one is never sure with the conversations if that is normal behaviour (in which case, they all have issues). Gerard Depardieu could melt the paint off the walls with his eyes, and his acting has depth indeed. A thought-provoking film, and an absorbing one. Recommended if you like more than a chick flick.


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