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