- Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet, François Cluzet, Roland Blanche
- Directors: Bertrand Blier
- Format: PAL
- Language: French
- Subtitles: English
- Dubbed: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Arrow
- DVD Release Date: 17 Sept. 2001
- Run Time: 87 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005MFJ2
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,393 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Trop Belle Pour Toi  [DVD] 
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Trop belle pour toi
" Depardieu delivers a riveting performance " - New York Times
The fifth collaboration between Gérard Depardieu and writer-director Bertrand Blier (after Les Valseuses, Préparez vos mouchoirs, Buffet Froid and Tenue de soirée) won the Grand Prix at Cannes and five Césars (French Oscars), including Best Film, Screenplay, Director and Actress. As so often with Blier, the film wittily inverts a classic romantic scenario, in this case a love triangle involving a successful businessman (Depardieu), his wife and his secretary. As one might expect, one of them is dowdy and middle-aged, the other a stunning beauty but the twist is that he s already married to the latter (César-winning Carole Bouquet), while his fling is with the much plainer Colette (Josiane Balasko). Why? An unexpected encounter with the music of Schubert convinces him that some things are just too ravishing for mere mortals like himself and in any case Colette understands him in ways that he himself has yet to fully grasp.
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It has been a while since I watched this film, so I'm not sure how accurately I remember it, but I was so surprised by the low marks, I wanted to add my interpretation, and why I liked it.
This is the story of a(n early) middle-aged, middle-class man and the two women in his life. His wife, Florence, is all classic icy French beauty, his mistress is all heart, with an irrepressable lust for life and a close, lively and loving family, but no great looker. By reversing the expected personas of wife and mistress, Blier makes a much more interesting film. It explores the nature of attraction quite well and doesn't come to the standard "beauty isn't everything" conclusion. Depardieu's character eventually ends the relationship with his mistress, but does he live happily ever after with his wife? or does he stay because every other man around thinks he would be mad to leave? Pretty much all of the other male characters have fantasies about Florence, some of which are acted out. Or are they? You aren't quite sure when the action is real life and when it is fantasy, as sometimes what you think is real has bizarre touches and sometimes what you think is fantasy has prosaic ones (oily marks on the immaculate cream dress for example). I think this works well, sometimes fantasy, especially sexual fantasy perhaps, can be more vivid than real life.
I love this for its exploration of themes, as a slice of French life, for the (mostly well-rounded) characters, for Gerard Depardieu (who is never bad in French films, Hollywood ones are another matter), and for its ambivalence, it would be a poorer film if you really knew the future, as would life.
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