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Romance (1999)

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When they must kissing would to being a sexual contact and he tried to rape her, In order to romantic of Marie doesn't help either.

Director:

Catherine Breillat

Writer:

Catherine Breillat (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Ducey ... Marie
Sagamore Stévenin Sagamore Stévenin ... Paul
François Berléand ... Robert
Rocco Siffredi ... Paolo
Reza Habouhossein Reza Habouhossein ... Man on stairs
Ashley Wanninger Ashley Wanninger ... Ashley
Emma Colberti Emma Colberti ... Charlotte
Fabien de Jomaron Fabien de Jomaron ... Claude
Carla Carla ... Model
Pierre Maufront Pierre Maufront ... Photographer
Antoine Amador Antoine Amador ... Hairdresser
Roman Rouzier Roman Rouzier ... Echography technician
Oliver Buchette Oliver Buchette ... Head doctor (as Olivier Buchette)
Emmanuelle N'Guyen Emmanuelle N'Guyen ... Midwife (as Emmanuelle N'guyen)
Nadia Latoui Nadia Latoui ... Nurse
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Storyline

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

Love is desolate. Romance is temporary. Sex is forever.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and strong sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

14 April 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Romance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,829, 19 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,282,941, 14 November 1999
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

While it was passed uncut for theatrical release in the UK, a one-second cut was made for its video release. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Marie feels she'll give birth soon, so she tries to wake up Paul. During this scene she moves in a way which is impossible for a woman in her state of pregnancy. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Women like to discover things they've already seen on tv.
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Alternate Versions

The R-rated video version runs 87 min. See more »


Soundtracks

Spanish Storme
Written by Sean Spencer, Jonathan Lesane, Carolyn Donovan
Performed by D'Shadeauxmen
Arranged and mixed by Sean Spencer (as DJ Spen) et 'Jonathan Lesane' (as Josane) for Spensane Productions
© Copyright Defender Music/Westbury Music Ltd
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Defender Music Ltd (p) 1997
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A misunderstood masterpiece..?
1 December 2001 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

Same as the likewise French exploitationer "Baise-moi", which was released almost at the same time as this movie, there are some scenes of hardcore pornography added. But as "Baise-moi" only concentrates on surface visuals the message of "Romance" is to explain the emotional conflict of love and sexuality between men and women - told from a female point of view.

A strange film at all, but also very fascinating and interesting executed - as long as you can put up its long dialogue-sequences, the sometimes metaphoric style and the fact that "Romance" is quite difficult to watch... Not the kind of stuff you´re normally used to enjoy as pure entertainment, because you´ll need time and nerves to sit this through..!

8/10


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