Un Coeur En Hiver [DVD] 
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A violin maker falls for a talented and beautiful young violinst (Emmanuelle Beart), who is already living with his friend and former business partner. Winner of two French Oscars and a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Don't get me wrong I loved watching this film again and maybe I'm a little over-sensitive about the picture but this really is a bargain-bucket DVD, (static menus, no extras) with an inflated price. It's still worth getting for the film alone - an anamorphic (though you wouldn't have thought so) widescreen presentation has got to be better than your VHS copy just be aware of what you're getting.
The film does present a sympathetic portrayal of a gay female character of a more overt type, possibly in counterpoint to this; Regine, Camille's agent, is in many ways the most levelheaded and considerate of the main characters. As another reviewer has pointed out, for all his warmth Maxime does leave his wife without too much concern, it seems, simply remarking that someone always suffers. The film seems to suggest, at the end, that nearly everyone suffers a bit, and that such is the nature of life - except Brice, perhaps, but we don't see much of him ... Another point of interest to me was to recognise this actor and only later to make a link with Au Revoir Les Enfants in which he plays the main character's older brother. It's a pity he hasn't been in more films, I think ...
Daniel Auteuil is masterful in portraying the "coeur en hiver". He can demonstrate confused and repressed emotions with just a twitch of his eyebrow! Showing he clearly is one of the best actors of his generation - shame he is not recognised as such in the world outside of French cinema.I would reccommend seeing more of his films which demonstrate his range : Comedy: The Closet, Romance: Romauld et Juliette, Thriller: Hidden to name just a few.
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Had enough of superficial action films or cheap romcom sentiment? If you like a deeper level to a film, this is the one for you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Madchester
Love this film, get it if you haven't seen it. Beatifully acted, beautifully filmed. Hard to describe: it's romantic, but not a comedy, nor properly a tragedy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lui
If you like slow-moving French films and music - I do - this is for you.Published 9 months ago by Myco
Wonderful film, great value for the money - and in spite of the VHS quality!Published 16 months ago by P. J. Venema
Not much to say, apart from "Thank God after dreadful Mission Impossible debacle" such a quality artiste is ,and remains, a feature of respect.Published 20 months ago by Happyboy
A typical silent french film that really manage to describe 2 male violin makers working together in the same shop
when a pretty female violin star slowly starts prefer one... Read more
I found the film entirely compelling from beginning to end. The marvellous Emmanuelle Beart convincing as the virtuoso violinist,and Daniel Auteuil as the remote violin maker. Read morePublished on 4 Nov. 2013 by Eva Lester
Brilliant performance from Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Béart. A communion of two souls.
Superb music and craftsmanship of violin making.
Beautifully acted and directed French drama about an unconventional love triangle that develops between a violin maker and restorer (Daniel Auteuil), his business partner (Andre... Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2012 by BoatDrinks