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Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

Un coeur en hiver (original title)
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

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Stéphane
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Camille
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Maxime
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Hélène
Brigitte Catillon ...
Régine
Myriam Boyer ...
Mme. Amet
Jean-Claude Bouillaud
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Brice
Dominique De Williencourt ...
Christophe
Jeffrey Grice
Luben Yordanoff
Nanou Garcia
François Domange
Jacques Villa
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate. Written by Anonymous

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4 June 1993 (USA)  »

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$1,666,511 (USA)
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Emmanuelle Béart actually learned how to play the violin for the part. See more »

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References To Be or Not to Be (1942) See more »

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Musique extraite des Sonates et Trio
de Maurice Ravel
Durand S.A. Editions Musicales et A.R.I.M.A. Ltd
Direction musicale Philippe Sarde
Enregistrée aux Studios Guillaume Tell par Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Howard Shelley,
Keith Harvey
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A beautiful violinist obsessed with unrequited love...
13 August 2000 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a haunting film...in its visual beauty, in its performances and certainly in the sensitive direction of Claude Sautet. Auteuil and Beart are perfectly cast. It's a unique theme...in that a beautiful woman obsessed with a man cannot arouse any real passion or interest in him..because as the title implies, his heart is frozen. What I found particularly moving was how both Auteuil's portayal and the script itself made him, for me, a sympathetic figure...I felt I could understand him and feel his inner angst (for whatever psychological reason).

Beart too gave her characterization a depth and a reality that made me not only believe in her plight, but remember when I had some of those same feelings. The violin playing and exquisite music also added a lovely melancholy touch. For me, this was Sautet's masterpiece. Wish he were still with us to give the world more of his talent.


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