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Escalier C (1985)

Foster, a cynical art critic, becomes more human thanks to his relationship with the young homosexual Bruno.

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Elvire Murail (based on the novel by), Jean-Charles Tacchella (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Renucci ... Forster
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Bruno
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Claude
Catherine Leprince ... Florence
Jacques Weber ... Conrad
Michel Aumont ... Joss, le typographe
Hugues Quester ... Al, l'ami de Claude
Claude Rich ... Le père de Forster
Catherine Frot ... Béatrice
Florence Giorgetti Florence Giorgetti ... Charlotte
Mony Rey Mony Rey ... Madame Bernhardt (as Mony-Rey)
Fiona Gélin ... Vanessa
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Virgile
Constance Schacher Constance Schacher ... La petite Anita
Pétronille Moss Pétronille Moss ... Suzy
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Foster, a cynical art critic, becomes more human thanks to his relationship with the young homosexual Bruno.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 June 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

C階段 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Lever de Soleil, Opus 76
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Haydn)
Performed by Orlando Quartet
(Disque Philips)
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Good, but...
29 November 2002 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

This story of a snooty young critic at the centre of several plotlines throughout his apartment block has only one major problem; though we're pulled into all of the plots, the makers leave all but ONE of them unresolved. While this was intentional (the one that's seen through to its conclusion is the one that's most important to our hero), it's very frustrating. This may not be Hollywood, but even so some closure is good. But apart from that...


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