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Un Coeur en Hiver
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Judging by the frozen heart, a cold winter indeed."
2 stars

Un Coeur en Hiver (a/k/a A Heart in the Winter): A downer of a tale between two friends/business partners (Daniel Auteuil and André Dussollier) that comes to a halting crash when they each secretly stake out a protegy violinist (Emmanuelle Béart).

Claude Sautet's movie has some interesting moments, and there are not many points of comparision to it directly, but it casts itself so far into a corner of its own, that there is a growing disinterest for the viewer. Dussollier, an Alain Resnais usual, is also too often cast aside, while Auteuil's lack of emotion makes him so cold. The only one who is seemingly worth caring for is Béart, and it becomes frustrating that she doesn't open her eyes sooner to see that she is going nowhere with either of them. Like Auteuil's character, the movie is filmed too drearily and gray.

Final Verdict: C.

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User Comments

4/28/10 George Smiley No offense, Greg, but you need to find another line of work. 5 stars
10/20/07 Diana The review is very simplistic. These are adults, not teenagers in lov. They've got baggage. 4 stars
9/26/06 john doe cinephile terrible review! he missed all the film's subtlety. 5 stars
5/02/05 Lev Langerman the best movie I ever seen 5 stars
3/22/05 tatum Wonderful, but too many false endings 4 stars
2/21/05 Jana The movie is great if you care for depth 5 stars
8/13/04 Dude This film is a thing of beauty, please ignore this man's review. 5 stars
5/28/04 Ronan O'Sullivan Greg just did not understand the film! It was beautiful. 5 stars
8/06/02 Daniel Mc Glynn A look at another side of relationships. A relief from the Guy gets Gal cliche. 5 stars
12/19/01 Chris Hendrixson This movie is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. It's perfect. 5 stars
7/24/01 Judith Latham Do not listen to the above idiot - this movie is a gem!!! It got four stars from everyone! 5 stars
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