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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Germany, the '70s. Leopold, a smug, still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, turns cranky and argumentative. When Franz's buxom blond girlfriend surfaces, and then Leopold's elegant and enigmatic ex, things get funnier, steamier and a lot more complicated.

Cast: Bernard Giraudeau , Malik Zidi , Ludivine Sagnier , Anna Thompson ,

Director: François Ozon

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Release Date: July 12th, 2000|1 hr. 25 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    This nasty, provocative comedy comes from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    You can feel the world closing in, which, I would venture, is exactly how Fassbinder wanted you to feel. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Through it all, Ozon supplies a sense of pathos that makes fun of its own soullessness, transforming a self-serious suicide note into an existential love letter. show more

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