GOUTTES D'EAU SUR PIERRES BRÛLANTES (1999)

François Ozon’s seductive chamber piece about the destructive affair between a middle-aged businessman and his younger lover.

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  • WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS Alternative
  • WATER DROPS ON RAINING ROCKS Alternative

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Adapted from an early play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, this frisky chamber piece about the destructive affair between a middle-aged businessman and his much younger lover introduces many of the themes of desire, despair and oppression that would later dominate Fassbinder’s most celebrated work. Brought vividly to the screen by François Ozon, the result is a seductive blend of campy melodrama and caustic pathos.

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