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Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, more...
Director: Claude Sautet, Claude Sautet
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Studio: Koch Lorber Films
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romance, France
Running Time: 101 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Béart from Manon of the Spring (1986) co-star once again in Un Coeur en Hiver, playing characters whose distance from each others' lives belies the enormous emotional impact they have on one another. Directed by Claude Sautet, whose 40-year career included the Oscar-winning César et Rosalie (1972), Un Coeur en Hiver is a remarkably restrained film with torrents of feeling just under the surface. Auteuil plays Stephane, partner in an exclusive violin brokerage. His older business partner Maxime (Andre Dussolier) has a lovely new violinist girlfriend, Camille (Béart), who stirs Stephane but is ultimately rejected by him, sending all three characters into a spin that destroys their delicate, symbiotic balance. Hovering over this story is an unusual musical motif that is key to the characters' inner motivations. Violins play, and play on camera, all through the film, but the nature of Stephane's craft, Camille's career, and Maxime's profits is that the music can always be refined, tinkered with, changed with a twist of this or a bit of that. That's precisely how they conduct their relationships and lives -- with a fragile sense of security and no idea when to stop manipulating life for effect. ~ Tom Keogh, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

This didn't move me by AOsher April 27, 2008 - 6:07 PM PDT
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Everyone in the movie seemed to be too interested in seriousness. The characters introspective and pretension view became a boring. You must be more high brow than me to enjoy this movie.




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