(out of 5)
The manager of a famous composer (Gerard Depardieu) hires a real estate agent (Maruschka Detmers) to help him find a new house. After seeing a few homes together they realize an irresistible attraction between them that leads to doing more than just viewing the bedrooms she’s trying to sell. After cooling off from their physicality, they decide they’re in love, become engaged and spend the months afterwards getting to know each other which, as it turns out, isn’t necessarily a good thing. A routine plot and some melodramatic twists at the end that strain credibility are made passable by two very strong performances in the leads, both of whom are highly charismatic enough to carry the picture (though their chemistry is also not highly impressive). François Cluzet has a small part as Depardieu’s star client.
Directed by Claude Zidi
Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes
Music by Jean-Claude Petit
Production Design by Michel de Broin
Costume Design by Hortense Guillemard
Film Editing by Nicole Saunier