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Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)
"Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 March 2000 (France)
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In the 70s Germany, a 50 year old businessman falls in love with a 20 year old boy.


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Germany in the 1970s. Whilst waiting for his girlfriend, a young student, Franz, allows himself to be picked up by 50-year old businessman, Léopold. In his apartment, Léopold provokes Franz into revealing his homosexual experiences and soon manages to seduce him. Six months later, Frantz has moved in with Léopold and they appear to live as an ordinary married couple. The strain is beginning to show, however, and after a row Frantz threatens to leave. Whilst Léopold is away, Frantz is visited by his former girlfriend, Anna, and their romance is soon rekindled. Before the two lovers can escape, Léopold returns and his charms persuade Anna to stay. Léopold's ex-lover Vera then makes an unexpected appearance and the menagerie is complete... Written by

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Release Date:

15 March 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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$10,617 (USA) (14 July 2000)


$86,132 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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Based on a play written by famous film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder when he was only 19. See more »


Performed by Françoise Hardy
(Martin Böttcher (as M. Boetter) / Fred Weyrich (as F. Veyrich))
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A brightly colored lovesex fable.
9 February 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I've never been a big Fassbinder fan but with the coming retrospective I thought it was time to check him out again. So I chose this movie, since it was a Fassbinder script directed by a Frenchman (Ozon) that I admire. It was a delight. Somehow the problems I always had enjoying Fassbinder (the intense cruelty between his characters, the disorienting emotional mood swings, the bleak, dreary German atmosphere) were completely offset by the sense of play and love of color and music that Ozon brings to this script. As in 8 Women, his sense of style and beauty rival Almodovar's and even the grim reality of Fassbinder has a beautiful, chic French gloss. He understands that love and sex in Fassbinder are closely matched with jealousy and destruction. It all clicked for me. And the omnisexuality is so fresh - so unspoiled... That said, it's a devastating critique of what lovers can do to each other. But it's, pretty...

I really, really enjoyed it.

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