Coeurs (2007)



Critic Consensus: The premise isn't anything new, but director Alain Resnais' attention to detail and smooth camerawork gives this movie a delicate edge.

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Sophie is Thierry's sister and roommate; she spends most of her time trying to find a boyfriend. Thierry is a real estate agent who shows Nicole several apartments. Nicole is looking for a three-bedroom to share with her fiance, Dan, but Dan has little interest in helping her, in fact, his only concern lately is getting drunk and his only acquaintance is the bartender, Lionel. Lionel listens to other people's problems, while his own are enormous. He cares for his sick and hateful father, and when he goes to work at night, Charlotte, a caregiver he has hired, takes over. Charlotte has a few tricks up her sleeve to keep Lionel's cantankerous father in check. The six collide and influence each other's lives in significant ways as they navigate the cold winter months in Paris.
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Sabine Azéma
as Charlotte
Pierre Arditi
as Lionel
Laura Morante
as Nicole
Claude Rich
as Arthur
Françoise Gillard
as Speakerine TV
Anne Kessler
as Présentatrice émission TV
Roger Mollien
as Soldat poète émission TV
Michel Vuillermoz
as Architecte émission TV
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All Critics (66) | Top Critics (24)

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November 16, 2011
Time Out
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What reaches us, most of all, are the hidden, unmet longings that keep the film's Parisian characters from finding true happiness.

Full Review… | October 26, 2007
Washington Post
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Full Review… | October 5, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | August 3, 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The tenderness with which Resnais observes their efforts makes for genuinely enchanting entertainment.

Full Review… | June 22, 2007
Time Out
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Private Fears suffers from [director Alain] Resnais' inability to open it up and give it the look and pulse of a film.

Full Review… | June 15, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Coeurs


I felt unattached from what should have been a touching and moving drama theatrical piece. Was the title intended to be Curse?

Nicolas Korovessis
Nicolas Korovessis

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Uneven but beautifully crafted study of the modern malaise of trying to connect. Not all the scenarios ring true but they are skillfully entwined with an affecting score.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

Super Reviewer

Middle-aged cast sorts out relationship problems so convincing, it's a bore.

William Goss
William Goss

Super Reviewer

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