Trop Belle pour Toi (Too Beautiful for You) (1989)

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Released 15-Mar-2006
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Winner of the Grand Jury prize at Cannes (1989), this endearing romantic comedy stars Gérard Depardieu as Bernard, a successful car dealer with a beautiful, sophisticated wife who becomes strangely attracted to his dowdy temporary secretary. A passionate affair ensues, and Bernard's wife, though not unused to her husband's indiscretions, takes action to rescue their marriage.

Testing the cliché that adultery holds a French marriage together, Trop Belle Pour Toi (Too Beautiful for You) twists the husband-wife-mistress triangle as Bernard chases a woman he should be married to, and is married to a woman he should be having an affair with. Director Bertrand Blier (Menage, Going Places), backed by pitch-perfect performances from Depardieu and Carole Bouquet (L'Enfer) as his cuckolded wife (they were later engaged in real life), creates a witty, inventive romantic farce that cleverly parodies the pretensions of the 'perfect' marriage.

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Starring
Gérard Depardieu
Josiane Balasko
Carole Bouquet
Roland Blanche
François Cluzet
Didier Bénureau
Philippe Loffredo
Sylvie Orcier
Myriam Boyer
Flavien Lebarbe
Juana Marques
Denise Chalem
Jean-Louis Cordina
Directed by
Bertrand Blier
Music
Francis Lai
Franz Schubert
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Comedy 1989 87:52 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Trailer-The Last Metro, Cyrano De Bergerac Collection, , Trailer-Manon Des Sources, Jean De Florette
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