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Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
"Un coeur en hiver" (original title)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  4 June 1993 (USA)
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Élizabeth Bourgine ...
Hélène (as Elizabeth Bourgine)
Brigitte Catillon ...
Myriam Boyer ...
Mme. Amet
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Dominique De Williencourt ...
Jeffrey Grice
Luben Yordanoff
Nanou Garcia
François Domange
Van Doude
Jacques Villa


Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Un Coeur en Hiver  »

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$1,666,511 (USA)

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Musique extraite des Sonates et Trio
de Maurice Ravel
Durand S.A. Editions Musicales et A.R.I.M.A. Ltd
Direction musicale Philippe Sarde
Enregistrée aux Studios Guillaume Tell par Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Howard Shelley,
Keith Harvey
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Intense Yet Subdued
2 September 2003 | by (Northampton, MA) – See all my reviews

This film has had a large impact on me when I first saw it.

This is a profound film. Not necessarily in its dialog or even in its plot, but for the depth of the artistic sensibility it displays. An art film in the best sense of the word.

What most influenced me was Auteuil's character. As strange as it may sound to some people, I aspire(d) to achieve his level of honesty and levelheadedness. While some viewers probably thought most actors in this movie to be "cold," their coolness plays on an impressive array of nuances. All of this could be analysed, of course, but it might be best to let the film impregnate us.

This film may easily please those who are nostalgic of the Paris life it represents. Similarly, the film shows impressive sensibility to classical music and to the life of classical musicians. It also plays on beauty on several levels and, certainly, Emmanuelle Béart is at her best.

But, as I'd say, one of the saddest things in life must be how beautiful women can be when they cry.

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