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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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Cast

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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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A confusing little romance set in pre-WWI Paris
10 May 2006 | by (Abilene, West Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched the movie on DVD for the very first time yesterday, 2006-5-9. The movie seemed disjointed and confusing to me at times, and just did not sustain my interest (I paused it twice to check my e-mail). Mlle. Delpy was absolutely brilliant in two separate scenes with Dingwall: in the park and at the railroad station; these two scenes saved this movie for me. None of the other performers seemed too greatly inspired in their roles. Delpy was emotive, captivating, and with perfect dialogue throughout. Also on the positive side, I thought that the decoration of the scenes was well done, most remarkably the opening scene of the German infantry in the trench and then later the scene of the locomotives and the passenger coach at the railroad station. The picture post cards were very intriguing, with a real feel of the art of the period. I blame the root problems with this movie with one or more of the following: the director, the screenwriter or the editor. Watch this movie, if you are a J. Delpy fan ... pass on it, if you are not.


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