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Too Beautiful for You (1989)

Trop belle pour toi (original title)
A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

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Bertrand Blier

Writer:

Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Colette Chevassu
Gérard Depardieu ... Bernard Barthélémy (as Gerard Depardieu)
Carole Bouquet ... Florence Barthélémy / La voisine de Colette
François Cluzet ... Pascal Chevassu
Roland Blanche Roland Blanche ... Marcello
Myriam Boyer Myriam Boyer ... Geneviève
Denise Chalem Denise Chalem ... Lorène
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Léonce
Philippe Loffredo Philippe Loffredo ... Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen Stéphane Auberghen ... Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina Jean-Louis Cordina ... Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré Jean-Paul Farré ... Le pianist
Richard Martin Richard Martin ... Man on the Tram
Philippe Faure Philippe Faure ... Le mari de Colette
Juana Marques Juana Marques ... La fille
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Storyline

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before his wife finds this particular entanglement of her husband's very difficult to accept Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Beautiful for You See more »

Filming Locations:

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,776,440
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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Connections

Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

SONATE POUR ARPEGGIONE ET PIANO D 821
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Mstislav Rostropovich (as Mstislav Rostropovitch) (cello) - Benjamin Britten (piano)
Decca 417 833.2 - (p) 7 / 1968
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intriguing and beautiful
24 September 2009 | by selffamilySee all my reviews

I have just finished watching this film, and it is probably too soon to write a review. However, the music is swirling through my head, and the beautiful photography and scenes are fresh in my mind. The glossy elegant wife and the warm but ordinary woman who is the temp at the husband's car retail outlet are both extraordinary women. The wife for her killer intelligence and frankness (now that's a wedding speech that is unusual)and the outrageously warm,sexy woman who falls for and, I suppose, seduces her husband. Yes, it does jump about a bit, and one is never sure with the conversations if that is normal behaviour (in which case, they all have issues). Gerard Depardieu could melt the paint off the walls with his eyes, and his acting has depth indeed. A thought-provoking film, and an absorbing one. Recommended if you like more than a chick flick.


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