Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.
Stunning drama by Claude Sautet that, along with his masterpiece Nelly Et Monsieur Arnaud, make for two of the best French films of the decade. Daniel Auteuil plays a musician who has a muted, unsatisfying romance with a cellist (Emmanuelle Béart). Performances are letter-perfect in this marvelously understated film that is filled out by the music of Ravel.
Film Par Film, Cinéa, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, Paravision International S.A., D.A. Films, France 3 Cinéma, Sofinergie 1, Investimage 3, Sofica Créations, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie
Directed by Claude Sautet
Cinematography by Yves Angelo
Production Design by Christian Marti
Costume Design by Corinne Jorry
Film Editing by Jacqueline Thiedot