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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 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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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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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

Musique extraite des Sonates et Trio
de Maurice Ravel
Durand S.A. Editions Musicales et A.R.I.M.A. Ltd
Direction musicale Philippe Sarde
Enregistrée aux Studios Guillaume Tell par Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Howard Shelley,
Keith Harvey
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A True Masterpiece
20 April 2003 | by Insp. ClouzotSee all my reviews

Marvelous actors. Wonderful music. Subtle dialogues. A true masterpiece with 2 (may be 3 with Andre Dussolier) outstanding performances by Emmanuelle Beart et Daniel Auteuil. Finally a credible analysis of love - meaning not the stupid usual fare from Hollywood - with all its meanders, its non-linearities.

Part of my all times top 10 list.

Note : you need to watch it at least 3 times to grasp all the subtleties, the finesse of the dialogues. Also as so often the case with French movies the ending is open to the viewer's interpretation which makes the movie that more moving and special.

Note 2 : Fans of Hollywood type action movies please abstain.


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