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Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006)

Coeurs (original title)
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In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.

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Alain Resnais
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Complete credited cast:
Sabine Azéma ... Charlotte
Isabelle Carré ... Gaëlle
Laura Morante ... Nicole
Pierre Arditi ... Lionel
André Dussollier ... Thierry
Lambert Wilson ... Dan
Claude Rich ... Arthur (voice)
Françoise Gillard ... Speakerine TV
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Roger Mollien Roger Mollien ... Soldat poète émission TV
Florence Muller Florence Muller ... Critique d'art émission TV
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Architecte émission TV
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Seven lonely lives in Paris: a middle-aged estate agent who thinks a colleague is sending messages in video tapes she loans him; his co-worker whose Bible is close at hand in times of stress; her late-night charge, who's an angry, nasty bedridden old man; his son, a patient bartender; the bartender's best patron, an ex-soldier who's lost his moorings while his fiancée looks for a large flat for them; and, the estate agent's much younger sister, who answers ads in the personal and waits in cafés with a red flower pinned on her jacket. Will any connect? Can open hearts trump fears? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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For six strangers in search of love, the City of Lights can be a very lonely place.

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There is a Scarborough poster in Thierry's home. The English seaside resort of Scarborough is the home of the play's author, Sir Alan Ayckbourn. See more »

Goofs

When Charlotte has the tomato soup thrown at her by Arthur, the front of her blouse and sweater have large reddish stains on them. When Lionel returns home and is talking to her, the stains have disappeared. See more »

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Featured in Empreintes: Pierre Arditi, un acteur au présent (2012) See more »

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Toccata BMV 564
By Johann Sebastian Bach
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silly, pretentious, contrived, gimmicky
31 July 2011 | by hal-234See all my reviews

OK, the acting is good, and the camera work is competent, when we're not having to watch the lighting suddenly change for no reason, or when we're not wondering why two people sitting in a kitchen talking are getting snowed on. But the plot is ridiculous. The characters do a lot of talking, but not much else. Two of them allegedly work together in a real estate office, but they never do any work, and aside from one of the other characters in the movie, no one ever comes into their office. I kept wondering how they stayed in business. Two of them are allegedly brother and sister, but the sister is 40 years younger than the brother, and this difference is never explained. And why are they living together? Two are engaged, but there is not the slightest warmth between them, and we are left wondering how the engagement ever happened. Several characters seem to get a personality transplant halfway through the movie. One is always off camera, for no particular reason. None of them seems to have any basic common sense. They are completely unappealing, and therefore we never care what happens to them. The only compensation is the French, which is very clear and simple.


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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,391, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$134,636

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,855,294
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2.35 : 1
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