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Party (1996)

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Leonor Silveira, more...
Director: Manoel De Oliveira
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Foreign, Romantic Comedy, France, Portugal
Running Time: 89 min.
Languages: French, Portuguese
Subtitles: English
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This French language drama from Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira takes an ironic look at the pretentiousness of international jet-setters while simultaneously examining an obsessive romantic relationship between an aging Lothario and a beautiful married woman. The tale begins at a garden party in a lovely villa in the Azores held by Rogerio and Leonor for handsome, middle-aged Michel and his mistress Irene, a noted Greek movie star. The guests aren't there long before an obvious attraction between Leonor and Michel prompts them to head for a private beach (their tryst, if there was one, occurs off-camera). Five years later, the foursome again meet for a garden party and once again they pair off after spending much time discussing gender differences, emotion, social insight and exchanging witty bon mots. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Boring by FKatrishen January 19, 2004 - 9:26 AM PST
3 out of 7 members found this review helpful
Boring, boring, boring is what I have to say about this movie. There is little action. The movie involves a series of conversations (IN FRENCH) among the 4 characters in the movie. They talk about love, marriage, infidelity, romance and sex. The conversations meandor and don't give you much insight into the characters nor do they prepare you for the conclusion. I got it to listen to Portuguese but 95% of the dialogue is in French.

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