Early in the 19th century, Edward and Carlotta, in love 20 years ago, find each other and marry. After a year's bliss at his Tuscan villa, Edward begs to invite Otto, an architect and ... See full summary »
A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to work in the family manor in the French countryside. Her husband Georges Lelievre, who is... See full summary »
Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Parc du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary ... See full summary »
Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, ... See full summary »
This is 1920: Sophia and Trofim Ivanytch have been living on Vassilievski Island, which is part of Petrograd, for thirteen years. In their house, which looks like a ship wreck, the ... See full summary »
...boasts, we are told, eight million stories. Here we get three of them. Frankly the attraction for me was Isabelle Huppert, the finest French actress currently working, who is incapable of turning in a bad performance even when the script and direction push her to the limits. Actually this entry is not half so bad as some of the stuff she has, for reasons best known to herself, deigned to appear in. There's not a great deal, if anything, that's new and or unique about lonliness, isolation and feeling extremes of these conditions when in the midst of a large city teeming with humanity so it is not surprising that this movie does not break any new ground. If you have a penchant for exploring the human condition by peering down the business end of a microscope focussed on three disparate individuals and don't mind spending two hours doing so then check this one out, if you're curious to see how much Huppert's daughter resembles her physically - a lot - then still check it out. Either way you shouldn't be too disappointed. 6/10
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