Nito is a young teenager who attends to class with children younger than him due to his psychological retardation. Children in the class make jokes and mock Nito continuously. Stirred by ... See full summary »
A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.
A student needs to deliver a short film as a homework, which has to be shot in just one sequence. He writes an erotic scene and invites an older woman to act in his project ¿The problem? ... See full summary »
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come ... See full summary »
Hugo Vieira da Silva,
A war vet finds out that a former prostitute had his baby. Doubting it's his, he gives it away, so she reports him. Twenty years later, she still wants to find her son. She meets a young man and falls in love, but the vet's prison term ends.
11-year-old Mickey House is no longer a child. But who is he? He doesn't know. He's friendless. He doesn't understand his mother. He hates what's happening to his body. Reality and ... See full summary »
The 12-year-old son of a Magistrate is accused of murder, after having mistook a prostitute for a mugger while hiding in an abandoned building and fearing for his life. His parents hide him from the authorities, amid themes of incest.
Two years before ,Annie Girardot had already been cast as a mother who had serious problems with her teenage son (Stephane Hillel) in André Cayatte 's "A Chacun Son Enfer";the movie got unanimous thumbs down :"enough is enough" the critics wrote.
"Le Coeur A L'Envers " is more of the same ,in a much more restrained mode ;it is proof positive,as everyone past infancy knows, that psychology is not an exact science.
When it was released ,it was lambasted as few Girardot's movie were;"La Saison Cinematographique 1981"wrote:" spate of clichés, heavy-handed dialogue (however,it was written by Gerard Brach ,Roman Polanski's collaborator),too careful directing,you name it....
Seen today ,the movie ,which was not even granted an entry in the "Dictionnaire Des Films" has not worn that much bad.
Yes,Girardot's work with her patients is clichéd to a fault;both Charles Denner and Stephane Audran are wasted ;the affair with the latter's neurotic daughter does not make any sense (considering the short sequence with the streetwalkers,and Julien's exclusive love);We can also wonder how Mallet can sleep with Pauline ,and,at the same time ,wreck Denner's house -including a masterpiece and the sheets of the bed where the lovers have laid
But the Girardot/Mallet relationship is certainly smarter than the timid Massari/Ferreux one in Louis Malle's 1971 work.Mallet ,who is like Girardot a stage actor as well,has charm,mystery and ambiguity going for him;"the trip to Spain lacks madness" sneered the critics ,but its discreet treatment troubles the viewer,as the mother-and- son's attitude becomes more and more that of lovers ;And Girardot's final Freudian slip (Laure/mother) is downright baffling .
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