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Heat of Desire (1981)

Plein sud (original title)
R | | Drama | 29 April 1981 (France)
In France in the near future, revolt and chaos erupt. A right-wing politician, Philippe Muphand, is set to take control when his lady friend Caroline walks out, announcing she will take up ... See full summary »

Director:

Luc Béraud

Writers:

Luc Béraud (scenario), Claude Miller (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dewaere ... Serge Lainé
Clio Goldsmith ... Caroline, dite Carol
Jeanne Moreau ... Hélène, la mère de Caroline
Guy Marchand ... Max Moineau
Pierre Dux ... Rognon
José Luis López Vázquez ... Sr. Martínez, recteur de l'université de Barcelone
Luis Andrés Luis Andrés ... Le sous-directeur de l'hôtel
Roland Amstutz ... Jeannot Lainé
Béatrice Camurat Béatrice Camurat ... Pepita
Robert Rimbaud Robert Rimbaud ... Philippe Muphand
Nicole Jamet Nicole Jamet ... Nicole Lainé
Carlos Luchetti Carlos Luchetti ... Un policier municipal
Juan Viñallonga Juan Viñallonga ... Un policier municipal
Jean Antolinos Jean Antolinos ... Le voyageur espagnol
Gérard Cuvier Gérard Cuvier ... Le garçon du wagon-restaurant
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In France in the near future, revolt and chaos erupt. A right-wing politician, Philippe Muphand, is set to take control when his lady friend Caroline walks out, announcing she will take up with the first fool she sees. The fool is Serge Laine, a professor and author of the prize-winning "Le voyage qui ne finit pas," headed to the train station for tickets to Barcelona where he and his wife will enjoy a second honeymoon and he will lecture at the university. Caroline seduces Serge, and he soon abandons wife, family, job, and honesty to embrace Caroline, the romanticism of Jack London, and murder. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

29 April 1981 (France) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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An astonishing philosophical comedy
2 November 2000 | by mjsprechSee all my reviews

How can something this good already be forgotten and unavailable? A French minister's mistress leaves him with the declaration that she could make the first man she sees on the street more interesting than him. That first man is an anemic academic, whose life she not only turns upside down but drops the bottom out from under. Sort of an existential "Bringing Up Baby". For years after first seeing this film I walked about in yellow shoes (if you see it you will understand why). Brilliantly written, directed and acted. Exhilarating and thoughtful.


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