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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
If you are after car chasings and unreal fight/action scenes, don't even consider reading further and even less watching this movie.
This movie is about human psychology and love. These characters are tormented by a feeling of inadequacy, by strong unresolved love, and deep affection. It's a modern greek tragedy. It reminds us of the real human nature, unlinear, never simple. Forget the white/black type of hollywood movies. The real world is not like that. We are not just good, we are not just bad, we can be strong and weak at the same time. This movie manages to remind us this in the context of a difficult love story accompanied by one of the most beautiful scores ever.
The whole movie seems to have been written and built around this sad, unusual and beautiful music by Ravel (piano sonata for trio).
If you are an intelligent person you'll love the poetry and soft touch of this movie.
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