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Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

Un coeur en hiver (original title)
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director:

Claude Sautet

Writers:

Claude Sautet (scenario and dialogue), Jacques Fieschi (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Stéphane
Emmanuelle Béart ... Camille
André Dussollier ... Maxime
Elizabeth Bourgine ... Hélène
Brigitte Catillon Brigitte Catillon ... Régine
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Mme. Amet
Jean-Claude Bouillaud Jean-Claude Bouillaud
Stanislas Carré de Malberg ... Brice
Dominique De Williencourt Dominique De Williencourt ... Christophe
Jeffrey Grice Jeffrey Grice
Luben Yordanoff Luben Yordanoff
Nanou Garcia Nanou Garcia
François Domange François Domange
Van Doude
Jacques Villa Jacques Villa
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Storyline

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un Coeur en Hiver See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,605,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,605,437
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emmanuelle Béart learned to play the violin for the part. See more »

Connections

References To Be or Not to Be (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade, Op 3 No 5.
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
(Music played by the music box]
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A beautiful violinist obsessed with unrequited love...
13 August 2000 | by Peegee-3See all my reviews

This is a haunting film...in its visual beauty, in its performances and certainly in the sensitive direction of Claude Sautet. Auteuil and Beart are perfectly cast. It's a unique theme...in that a beautiful woman obsessed with a man cannot arouse any real passion or interest in him..because as the title implies, his heart is frozen. What I found particularly moving was how both Auteuil's portayal and the script itself made him, for me, a sympathetic figure...I felt I could understand him and feel his inner angst (for whatever psychological reason).

Beart too gave her characterization a depth and a reality that made me not only believe in her plight, but remember when I had some of those same feelings. The violin playing and exquisite music also added a lovely melancholy touch. For me, this was Sautet's masterpiece. Wish he were still with us to give the world more of his talent.


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