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Romance (1999)

R | | Drama | 14 April 1999 (France)
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Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sagamore Stévenin ...
Paul
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Robert
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Paolo
Reza Habouhossein ...
Man on stairs
Ashley Wanninger ...
Ashley
Emma Colberti ...
Charlotte
Fabien de Jomaron ...
Claude
Carla ...
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Pierre Maufront ...
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Antoine Amador ...
Hairdresser
Roman Rouzier ...
Echography technician
Oliver Buchette ...
Head doctor (as Olivier Buchette)
Emmanuelle N'Guyen ...
Midwife (as Emmanuelle N'guyen)
Nadia Latoui ...
Nurse
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Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Love is desolate. Romance is temporary. Sex is forever.

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Rated R for language and strong sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$44,829 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$1,282,941 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Trivia

Director Catherine Breillat admitted to choosing Rocco Siffredi because she wanted a well-endowed actor in the role. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Marie feels she'll give birth soon, so she tries to wake up Paul. During this scene she moves in a way which is impossible for a woman in her state of pregnancy. See more »

Quotes

Robert: The only opportunity for love with women emerges from rape. Women easily give themselves to the next best guy. Even when they make the unfortunate one, who really loves them, suffer... The one who'd sacrifice his life for them, who respects them.
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Spanish Storme
Written by Sean Spencer, Jonathan Lesane, Carolyn Donovan
Performed by D'Shadeauxmen
Arranged and mixed by Sean Spencer (as DJ Spen) et 'Jonathan Lesane' (as Josane) for Spensane Productions
© Copyright Defender Music/Westbury Music Ltd
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Defender Music Ltd (p) 1997
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Skip the R-rated version and go for the NC-17 version.
28 May 2001 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Though I have a comprehensive review below I wanted to add that some comments here are from people who saw a severely edited version of the film (the sex scenes removed or cropped off). This would be similar to removing the battle scenes from Star Wars.


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