Water Drops On Burning Rocks

Dir. François Ozon

France 2000 | Colour | 82 mins | Cert 18 | Drama

Cast: Bernard Girardeau, Malik Zidi

This biting comedy focusing on the shifting power in sexual relationships is based on a previously unproduced play by revered German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Twenty-year-old Franz is seduced by the much older Leopold and the two move in together. However, Leopold’s bullying causes Franz to decide to return to his former girlfriend, a plan foiled when in turn Leopold seduces her too. With the unexpected arrival of Leopold’s former lover Vera, a male to female transsexual who is still hopelessy bessotted with him, events begin to get out of control.

Available on: DVD

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