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Romance (1999)

 -  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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Marie
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Paul
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Robert
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Paolo
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Ashley
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Charlotte
Fabien de Jomaron ...
Claude
Carla ...
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Antoine Amador ...
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Roman Rouzier ...
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Oliver Buchette ...
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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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$44,829 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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$1,282,941 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Director Catherine Breillat admitted to choosing Rocco Siffredi because she wanted a well-endowed actor in the role. See more »

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Why all the fuss?
26 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Romance achieved a lot of attention in Australia as it was initially banned. Now it's available from any decent video store so every adult can see what the fuss was all about. I think few of them will be able understand why the censors had so much problem with it. Basically you have several hard-ons and a bit of bondage in the middle of a talky French art-house movie. The fundamental problem with Romance is we can never understand what Marie sees in Paul. It's as simple as that. If we COULD understand then perhaps we'd have a provocative and thought-provoking examination of love, sex, loyalty and betrayal. But we don't. It's not to say the movie isn't worth watching, just don't expect too much. Last Tango In Paris was much braver and confronting (albeit less explicit) nearly thirty years ago. Closer to home, Breaking The Waves shares some similar themes and situations, and is a much more successful and emotionally involving experience.


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