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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 ...
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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Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

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VALSE D 779 no 18
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Alice Ader
Le Chant du Monde 278875 (p) 1986
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L'amour surreal avec musique trop belle
1 July 2005 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

The few reviews here indicate that this is a film which provokes in some boredom and confusion, while other will find it provocative and daring in its originality. Maltin gives it a two-star rating and says "after a bright beginning, it goes absolutely nowhere." I was prepared to abandon the film after 15 minutes or so, but the absolutely gorgeous Schubert melodies that pervade the score and tie it all together....they kept me going with the film, and the fantastic photography, acting, and plot twists sustained my interest to the end.

Yes, the approach is surreal and the story-telling non-linear. Much of the dialog is brilliant, but it soon became obvious (to me, anyway) that these people are not actually saying these things to one another ... and what an interesting world it would be if we could say aloud all the things that we deeply feel! I cannot pretend to have understood it all, but the film had an intellectual appeal and, to repeat an earlier point, a ravishing score of Schubert pieces which adorn the film like precious jewels.


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