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      Water Drops on Burning Rocks

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      75% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 73% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Germany, the '70s. Leopold, a smug, still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, turns cranky and argumentative. When Franz's buxom blond girlfriend surfaces, and then Leopold's elegant and enigmatic ex, things get funnier, steamier and a lot more complicated. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Michael Thomson BBC.com Both characters and situation are little more than routine. Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter This is the easiest to admire and the hardest to like of Ozon's films released in America. May 12, 2020 Full Review Edna Fainaru Screen International Ozon's most controlled film to date has taken a claustrophobic character study... t and turned it into an often sardonic but always absorbing observation of human beings enslaved by their addiction to sex. Mar 5, 2018 Full Review Keith H. Brown Eye for Film Rated: 3/5 Dec 7, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Richard D These little, charged dramas of Fassbinder are compelling for reasons I don't understand. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Nicely built with a non-linear story Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member 6.4/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2PP Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Lourd et pas jojo comme film, sur la complexité des rapports humains. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Twisted, odd, original re-working of Rainer Fassbinder --- complete with inappropriate musical number. Not to be missed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Visually seductive, but empty at the end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Germany, the '70s. Leopold, a smug, still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, turns cranky and argumentative. When Franz's buxom blond girlfriend surfaces, and then Leopold's elegant and enigmatic ex, things get funnier, steamier and a lot more complicated.
      Director
      François Ozon
      Producer
      Christine Gozlan, Kenzô Horikoshi, Alain Sarde, Marc Missonnier, Olivier Delbosc
      Screenwriter
      François Ozon, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
      Distributor
      Zeitgeist Films
      Production Co
      Studio Images 6, Euro Space Inc., Les Films Alain Sarde, Fidélité Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 13, 2000, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 9, 2001
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $87.3K
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      1.66:1