Tag Archives: Bernard Giraudeau

Passione d’amore / Passion of Love (1981) Ettore Scola, Bernard Giraudeau, Valeria D’Obici, Laura Antonelli, Drama, Romance

Passione d'amore AKA Passion of Love (1981)
In the 1860’s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor (Trintignant). Among the inhabitants of the house, there is a strange young woman – Fosca (d’Obici) who is both unattractive and mad. However, she has a passion that Giorgio will have to cope with.

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La petite Lili / Little Lili (2003) Claude Miller, Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, Romance

La petite Lili (2003)
A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world, and for which she swaps her young friend for his mother’s lover. This settled filmmaker takes Lili on a trip to Paris. A few years later the young man has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the mentioned holiday. Lili, by now an actress, learns about it and works herself in a refined way into its cast. Ending up as the star of this production. No more than that, for the young filmmaker remains faithful to his wife and young daughter.

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Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes / Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000) François Ozon

Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brulantes (1999)
Germany in the 1970s. Whilst waiting for his girlfriend, a young student, Franz, allows himself to be picked up by 50-year old businessman, Léopold. In his apartment, Léopold provokes Franz into revealing his homosexual experiences and soon manages to seduce him. Six months later, Frantz has moved in with Léopold and they appear to live as an ordinary married couple. The strain is beginning to show, however, and after a row Frantz threatens to leave. Whilst Léopold is away, Frantz is visited by his former girlfriend, Anna, and their romance is soon rekindled. Before the two lovers can escape, Léopold returns and his charms persuade Anna to stay.

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