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Private Fears in Public Places
Private Fears in Public Places
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1,647 Ratings

PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES

Cœurs

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, Italy, 2006
Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Synopsis

Six Parisians engage in a lonely and mostly unsuccessful search for real love: Nicole and Dan are engaged to be married, but his drinking drives them apart; Thierry flirts with a religious colleague, Charlotte, who has a secret vice; Gaëlle answers numerous personal ads, but her dates never show up.

Synopsis

Six Parisians engage in a lonely and mostly unsuccessful search for real love: Nicole and Dan are engaged to be married, but his drinking drives them apart; Thierry flirts with a religious colleague, Charlotte, who has a secret vice; Gaëlle answers numerous personal ads, but her dates never show up.

Our take

Alain Resnais’ Silver Lion-winning romantic drama is constructed from zig-zagging love stories, with an ensemble cast of his habitués like Sabine Azéma and André Dussollier. Adapted from an eponymous play by English author Alan Ayckbourn, this prismatic film offers pure and sparkling melancholy.