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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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Carla ...
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Roman Rouzier ...
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Emmanuelle N'Guyen ...
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Nadia Latoui ...
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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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$44,829 (USA) (17 September 1999)

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$1,282,941 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Not as dreadful as you've read, but too much TALK.
3 November 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Men hate it. Probably because it's not quite the pornography its detractors accuse it of. Women love it. Because it restores a woman's voice to the erotic? It also offers insultingly implausible solutions to genuine traumas; lacks the empathetic courage to embrace the dreamlike possibilities of its heroine's quest; and suggests motherhood as a woman's most fulfilling role. The film only becomes dull in the second half, and is more amusing than you might think, but the dreary visuals, trite metaphors, unimaginative use of voiceover and dialogue, and self-pitying acting soon become enervating.


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