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Villa des roses (2002)

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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She ... See full summary »

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Louise Créteur
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Richard Grünewald
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Olive Burrell
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Ella
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Hugh Burrell
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Aasgaard
Toni Barry ...
Mrs. Bunny Wimhurst
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Monsieur Brizard
Dora van der Groen ...
Mrs. Gendron
Albert Delpy ...
Antoine Créteur
Stéphane Excoffier ...
Jeanne de Keros
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Radsky
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Natsje
Maya van den Broecke ...
Anna Kuprinski
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Mr. O'Connor
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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She becomes a maid in the run-down Villa des Roses, a dodgy pension run by crafty retired barrister Hugh Burrell and his frivolous, posh wife Olive, an international home to has-beens and would-bes. Louside becomes the lover of German painter, but fears he's not committed and has an abortion. Fate changes, at the eve of World War I. Written by KGF Vissers

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It Was The Beginning Of The End Of Innocence.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including an abortion scene, some sexuality, brief strong language and nudity | See all certifications »
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27 February 2002 (Belgium)  »

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Dom 'Pod Rózami'  »

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€3,700,000 (estimated)
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Beautiful. Subtle. See it.
15 March 2002 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

I think Frank Van Passel and Christophe Dirickx have succeeded beautifuly in capturing the essence of Elschot's classic novel. Sure, the other characters may have been minimised in the plot, but by doing so, the bulk of the story is allowed to breathe. You can only get so much of a large novel into 2hrs of screentime.

As for continually asking the question "why?", I have a question: Why is this a problem? I found it very stimulating to question throughout this film- I don't like to be spoon-fed answers. It kept me thinking. Not a bad thing.

By the end of the film, I was very glad of the ambiguity. I think it captured the ambiguity of love, lust and ambition. It didn't try to tie everything up in a ribbon- a bit like life itself really.

Beautifully written, directed and performed.


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