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Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

Un coeur en hiver (original title)
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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 15 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Stéphane
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Camille
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Maxime
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Hélène
Brigitte Catillon ...
Régine
Myriam Boyer ...
Mme. Amet
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
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Brice
Dominique De Williencourt ...
Christophe
Jeffrey Grice
Luben Yordanoff
Nanou Garcia
François Domange
Van Doude
Jacques Villa
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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. Written by Anonymous

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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Un Coeur en Hiver  »

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$1,666,511 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Stephane, Helene and François are in the movie line, there are posters for Malina (1991) and To Be or Not to Be (1942) in the background. See more »

Connections

Featured in Claude Sautet or the Invisible Magic (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade, Op 3 No 5.
Written by Joseph Haydn
(Music played by the music box]
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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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