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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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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
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Marcello
Myriam Boyer ...
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Denise Chalem ...
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Didier Bénureau ...
Léonce
Philippe Loffredo ...
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Stéphane Auberghen ...
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Jean-Louis Cordina ...
Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré ...
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Richard Martin ...
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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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Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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ANDANTINO DE LA SONATE EN LA MAJEUR D 959
Music by Franz Schubert
Piano: Odette Gartenlaub
édition CINE VALSE - D.D. PRODUCTIONS - ORLY FILMS -S.E.D.I.F.
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the eye of the beholder, so forth
8 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bertrand Blier's story of love at first sight between a successful auto salesman and his older, unglamorous secretary does more than simply dispel the skin-deep myth of physical beauty. Gérard Depardieu describes his new lover as "not beautiful, but nice", but his aristocratic young wife dismisses her for being 'common', setting up a conflict not between age and beauty but between opposing social classes, with a proletarian lug who married into the upper crust becoming justifiably mushy over someone less pretentious than his wife. It sounds like fun, but anyone expecting a lightweight romantic farce will be disappointed to find something closer to an intellectual exercise in style, designed around an exaggerated sense of melodrama and several odd, operatic gestures: characters thinking out loud in public or engaging in third-person soliloquies, and so forth. Not to mention, in an obscure ongoing joke, a few outspoken criticisms of the music of Franz Schubert.


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