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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
Gary Whelan ...
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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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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Finally, Elsschot meets Van Passel!
11 March 2002 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

In the world of Belgian cinema, Frank Van Passel has been more than just a name for quite some years now. Both 'Manneke Pis' and 'Terug naar Oosterdonk' made an unforgettable impression and made him perhaps the most important Belgian director to walk the face of the earth. Recently, though, things grew a bit quiet around Frank Van Passel, but let there be no mistake about it: he is back. And how! A firm script by Christophe Dirickx, years of hard work by Frank Van Passel and a for a Belgian movie most extraodrinary cast (Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwell, Hariet Walter, Jan Decleir, Dora Van der Groen and Frank Vercruysse), all these ingredients make 'Villa Des Roses' an incredible and unforgettable cinematographic experience. Though I was fairly sceptic about the mix of ingredients, the result is more than convincing. Each character receives a well-balanced attention. 'Villa Des Roses' is a must-see and I hope that audiences abroad as well as distributors worldwide will acknowledge, through this sutble masterpiece, that Belgium is more than capable of producing great cinema.


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