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Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks) (2000)

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Un quinquagénaire séduit un jeune homme de 30 ans son cadet. Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi. Un film de François Ozon.

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Critic Reviews for Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks)

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

The film is very theatrical and admittedly 'staged,' but always purposefully.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

Good for Ozon, less so for Fassbinder.

October 10, 2004
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

...though it's not exactly good, there's something oddly compelling about the whole thing...

Full Review… | July 27, 2004
Reel Film Reviews

Hilarity, tragedy and a bizarre dance number ensue in this well-executed film debut.

Full Review… | March 4, 2003
Planet Sick-Boy

It's a film that should satisfy followers of both Fassbinder and Ozon.

Full Review… | June 9, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What first comes off as a simple satire brimming with an almost John-Waters-esque absurdity, can bear far deeper scrutiny and still not come up empty.

September 18, 2001

Audience Reviews for Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks)

½

As a curious exaggeration of stereotypes, this film may be interesting at a first look, but the many attempts at dark humor are not funny and only feel awkward and out of place - which can also be said about the surreal tone that makes it seem sterile and pointless.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

A bizarre German film done in French about an older business man's sexual exploits. There is one scene in the movie that I've never forgotten; Leopold (the businessman) yells out to his housguests, "Everyone in the bedroom!" To which the girs shriek and scream with delight as they run into the bedroom. It left me laughing at the obsurdity of it. You'd have to see it to appreciate it.

Brian Howes
Brian Howes

This is the most pretentious movie ever made. It's almost awe inspiring! You would have thought that during the filming someone would have said to tone it down a bit but no way! This movie is so awful that it has set back French Cinema by at least a decade... all that work by Besson, Jeunet, Caro, and the "New French Extremity" was nearly thrown against the rocks (excuse the pun). Thankfully the geniuses that I just listed have caused this movie to be just a fading nightmare.

Zach Torgerson
Zach Torgerson

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