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Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (2000)

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.

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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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Also Known As:

Gotas que caen sobre rocas calientes  »

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$10,617, 16 July 2000, Limited Release

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$86,132, 22 October 2000
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Based on a play written by famous film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder when he was only 19. See more »

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Performed by Françoise Hardy
(Martin Böttcher (as M. Boetter) / Fred Weyrich (as F. Veyrich))
© Ungernam Productions
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(P) Virgin
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The tension nearly gave me a heart attack
13 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

From the very first act, when this creepy 50 year old is doing circles around this boy he's picked, leisurely seducing him, I was hooked to the movie. The next act, when the boy's turned into his slave, groaned in recognition of a situation that's all so real and all too horrible. I just preyed the director wouldn't show the boy being physically beaten. The entry of the girlfriend, after which the two of them make a plan to escape brought a release in tension for a fraction of a second, but I knew it was too good to be true and doubted whether our boy would really manage to escape. The orgy is scene is all too real too, with the young girl thrilled at the bizarre situation she's in and dying for some adventure. I think it was all quite real and I identified with every situation, though I wish I didn't because it just goes to show how evil I am myself!


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