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Too Beautiful for You (1989)

Trop belle pour toi (original title)
A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Blier

Writer:

Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Colette Chevassu
Gérard Depardieu ... Bernard Barthélémy (as Gerard Depardieu)
Carole Bouquet ... Florence Barthélémy / La voisine de Colette
François Cluzet ... Pascal Chevassu
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Marcello
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Geneviève
Denise Chalem Denise Chalem ... Lorène
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Léonce
Philippe Loffredo Philippe Loffredo ... Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen Stéphane Auberghen ... Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina Jean-Louis Cordina ... Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré Jean-Paul Farré ... Le pianist
Richard Martin Richard Martin ... Man on the Tram
Philippe Faure Philippe Faure ... Le mari de Colette
Juana Marques Juana Marques ... La fille
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A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before his wife finds this particular entanglement of her husband's very difficult to accept Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Beautiful for You See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,776,440
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1990 (1991) See more »

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OUATUOR A CORDES EN RE MINEUR D 810 no 14 'La Jeune Fille et La Mort'
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Melos Quartett
D.G. 419 879.2 - (p) 7 / 1975
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Excellent French Complex Love Triangle and Comedy
8 January 2006 | by paulharhenSee all my reviews

Here is a man who wants more than the trophy wife, career, house and family, and loses it all.

She, the wife, is an upper-class beautiful women. She also has given her husband access to her circle of friends too. She operates in an artificial world and is essentially lonely.

The new women on the other hand has given up, a long time ago, on meeting her "prince in shining armour".

The mixing of past, present and future, and the internal retrospective views add complexity.

It potentially can happen to us all. Hence the allure...


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