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

R  |   |  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
Roland Blanche ...
Marcello
Myriam Boyer ...
Geneviève
Denise Chalem ...
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Didier Bénureau ...
Léonce
Philippe Loffredo ...
Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen ...
Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina ...
Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré ...
Le pianist
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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ROSAMUNDE D 797: Entr'acte no 2
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Elly Ameling (credited incorrectly, just a album info)
Conducted by Kurt Masur (as Kurt Mazur)
Performed by Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (uncredited)
Philips 412 457.2 - (P) 12 / 2983
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Excellent French Complex Love Triangle and Comedy
8 January 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Here is a man who wants more than the trophy wife, career, house and family, and loses it all.

She, the wife, is an upper-class beautiful women. She also has given her husband access to her circle of friends too. She operates in an artificial world and is essentially lonely.

The new women on the other hand has given up, a long time ago, on meeting her "prince in shining armour".

The mixing of past, present and future, and the internal retrospective views add complexity.

It potentially can happen to us all. Hence the allure...


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