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Rendez-vous (1985)

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A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a ... See full summary »

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André Téchiné
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lambert Wilson ... Quentin
Juliette Binoche ... Nina / Anne Larrieux
Wadeck Stanczak ... Paulot
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Scrutzler
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Gertrude
Anne Wiazemsky ... L'administratrice
Jean-Louis Vitrac Jean-Louis Vitrac ... Fred
Philippe Landoulsi Philippe Landoulsi ... Le régisseur
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Olimpia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Faro Caroline Faro ... Juliette
Katsumi Furukata Katsumi Furukata
Arlette Gordon Arlette Gordon ... La journaliste branchée
Madeleine Marie Madeleine Marie
Serge Martina ... L'acteur de la pièce
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Daisy
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A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous dismay, she's willing to sleep with Quentin, and wants Paulot's friendship. After a desperate act by Quentin, Nina and Paulot share a flat, but she still won't take him as a lover; instead, her energy goes into a production of "Romeo and Juliet" directed by a detached, intense man who becomes her father figure. Quentin's ghost taunts her, Paulot wants to end all contact, and the director plans to return to London. The art of the theater may be her only refuge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

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French | English

Release Date:

15 May 1985 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

André Téchiné's Rendez-Vous See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Films A2,T. Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Juliette Binoche was paid minimum wage at the same rate as the extras. See more »

Quotes

Quentin: So you're going to play Juliet! The tea-or-chocolate wench wants to be a princess. Alas, it's a story about love, an emotion you're incapable of feeling. You're too shallow to imagine it, too common to understand it.
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John XII 24: "Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains but a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Au clair de la lune
(uncredited)
Written by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Sung by Olimpia Carlisi
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A very young and vital Juliette Binoche carries this
2 January 2000 | by DeeNine-2See all my reviews

Notice how the jackets of just about every video, especially the French ones, SHOUT how SEXY the movie is. In Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Blue," par example, Juliette Binoche and the film are touted as being so, so sexy. But it wasn't, and neither was she. However in "Rendez- Vous" you will see a Juliette Binoche with enough sexual power to awaken a dead man-not to say that this movie is as good as Kieslowski's "Blue." It isn't, but it's not bad.

Binoche is full of energy as a provincial French girl with a flair for the stage new to the lights of gay Paree. She plays fast and loose (and natural) with the men she meets, and dodges some serious trouble before working it out with the man she really wants. Characteristically, Director André Téchiné leads us close to the dark side of sex without really offending our sensibilities.

Jean-Louis Trintignant appears in a small role that anticipates his triumphant creation as the admiring older man in Kieslowski's "Trois Couleurs: Rouge" nine years later.

(Note: Over 500 of my movie reviews are now available in my book "Cut to the Chaise Lounge or I Can't Believe I Swallowed the Remote!" Get it at Amazon!)


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