Water Drops on Burning Rocks(Gouttes d'eau sur pierre brūlantes) (2000)

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Berlin, 1970. Leopold (Bernard Giraudeau) is a 50-year-old businessman who has begun a very insular love affair with Franz (Malik Zidi) a 20-year-old toy boy who enjoys the attention and his dominance over his ever-pleasing lover. But as time evolves, obsession grows and finally their secluded tryst is destroyed when Franz's ex-girlfriend and Leopold's ex-lover reappear, bringing with them a collision of emotions and a sinful proposition.

Francois Ozon's WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS is a scathing examination of a suffocating relationship, and the consequences of love, obsession, and aggression. It is also a Queer classic. Based on a play by the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder (QUERELLE), one of cinema's great gay directors, who died in 1982 at age of 36, having completed an astonishing 40 films. Ozon draws heavily from Fassbinder, setting this farce in a chic, art deco apartment and relying on tight camera work, impeccable acting and his skills as a film maker to set sparks flying.

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Bernard Giraudeau
Malik Zidi
Ludivine Sagnier
Anna Levine
Directed by
Franēois Ozon
Georg Friedrich Händel
Gustav Mahler
Giuseppe Verdi
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 2000 82 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Widescreen 1.66:1, 16x9 Enhanced
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (448Kb/s)
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