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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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A great line of tradition
11 March 2002 | by (Antwerp) – See all my reviews

In the great line of both Belgian cinema as well as European cinema, Frank Van Passel keeps up with the likes of Kümel and Delvaux on the one hand and maybe even the Tavianni brothers and Kieslowski on the other hand. In time, 'Villa des Roses', will prove a corner-stone experience of Belgian cinematographic capabilities, and this along with the line of traditional great names of the past (mentioned above), names that also shaped European cinema into what it is now, or better into what it should be: rich quality. One can only hope that this period of time will be a very short one, for audiences abroad shouldn't be deprived of this work of art.


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