Babel Opera, Ou La Repetition De Don Juan (1985)

Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Belgium  |  
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This is an atmospheric tale of a rehearsal of the opera Don Juan paralleled by real-life dramas that mirror the opera. The director in charge is Francois (Francois Beukelaers), who has become infatuated with Stephane (Stephane Escoffier) and is rapidly alienating his wife Sandra (Alexandra Vandernoot) with his extramarital wandering. His assistant Ben (Ben Van Ostade) does not appreciate Francois' behavior either -- he wants Stephane for himself. As so as these tangled webs get a bit sticky, the opera with its magnificent singers (Jose van Dam is Don Giovanni) continues in rehearsal, and everyone gets ready for an open-air performance in the haunting Belgian countryside.

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alienation, assistance, director, extramarital-affair, love, love-triangle, marriage, opera, rehearsal