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Villa des roses (2002)

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Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Van Passel

Writers:

Christophe Dirickx (screenplay), Willem Elsschot (novel) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Delpy ... Louise Créteur
Shaun Dingwall ... Richard Grünewald
Harriet Walter ... Olive Burrell
Shirley Henderson ... Ella
Timothy West ... Hugh Burrell
Frank Vercruyssen ... Aasgaard
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Mrs. Bunny Wimhurst
Jan Decleir ... Monsieur Brizard
Dora van der Groen Dora van der Groen ... Mrs. Gendron
Albert Delpy ... Antoine Créteur
Stéphane Excoffier Stéphane Excoffier ... Jeanne de Keros
Rifka Lodeizen ... Radsky
Halina Reijn ... Natsje
Maya van den Broecke ... Anna Kuprinski
Gary Whelan ... Mr. O'Connor
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Storyline

Louise Créteur's husband dies on the Titanic trying to emigrate, so she must leave their boy Lucien with her old dad in Honfleur and leave the Normandy countryside for greater Paris. She becomes a maid in the run-down Villa des Roses, a dodgy pension run by crafty retired barrister Hugh Burrell and his frivolous, posh wife Olive, an international home to has-beens and would-bes. Louside becomes the lover of German painter, but fears he's not committed and has an abortion. Fate changes, at the eve of World War I. Written by KGF Vissers

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It Was The Beginning Of The End Of Innocence.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including an abortion scene, some sexuality, brief strong language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Euro Pudding
26 March 2002 | by anonymous-3See all my reviews

Boring. Boring. Boring. Sure, some of the shots looked sort of pretty, but not unlike all the other films you've seen dealing with this period. Nothing new or interesting happens, so you can't even call the film daring or interesting. Some people will call the film well made (even the ones that don't like it), but what does that mean? If nothing interesting is shown and you care about none of the characters, is a film well made because it looks like it costs a lot? No, this film was badly written and directed, let's face it.


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Official Sites:

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Language:

French | English

Release Date:

27 February 2002 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Dom 'Pod Rózami' See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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