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Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 March 2000 (France)
In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man.

Director:

François Ozon
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bernard Giraudeau ... Léopold
Malik Zidi ... Franz
Ludivine Sagnier ... Anna
Anna Thomson ... Véra
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Storyline

Germany in the 1970s. Whilst waiting for his girlfriend, a young student, Franz, allows himself to be picked up by 50-year old businessman, Léopold. In his apartment, Léopold provokes Franz into revealing his homosexual experiences and soon manages to seduce him. Six months later, Frantz has moved in with Léopold and they appear to live as an ordinary married couple. The strain is beginning to show, however, and after a row Frantz threatens to leave. Whilst Léopold is away, Frantz is visited by his former girlfriend, Anna, and their romance is soon rekindled. Before the two lovers can escape, Léopold returns and his charms persuade Anna to stay. Léopold's ex-lover Vera then makes an unexpected appearance and the menagerie is complete... Written by waomdb.blogspot.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Based on a play written by famous film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder when he was only 19. See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem - Dies Irae
(Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi))
(P) Bruton Classical BC C35
Avec l'aimable autorisation de E Warner Music - Zomba Production
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A beautiful film!

Yes its indeed a beautiful film. The actors have done a fabulous job. I know how it is to be hopelessly in love with someone that you will go to any extent to come out of that pain of loneliness, once he/she doesn't remain the same person you once fell in love with. When you are lonely in life you tend to develop a special bond with that person who is most closest to you at that point of time. Eventually you end up loving that person so much that everything in front of you seems so immaterial and superficial. That's what this film is about; loneliness, friendships, relationships, lust, craving for love and all. Honestly, I saw this film on DVD and I rented it for only some hot and sensuous scenes but then I was taken aback by its storyline. Its amazing how Francois Ozon made this film with only 4 actors and yet managed to capture the everyday emotions of a regular married/living together couple (homo/heterosexual) with panache. I ended up watching a beautiful film.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

15 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotas que caen sobre rocas calientes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,617, 16 July 2000

Gross USA:

$86,132
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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