Les Amants Terribles (1984)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Not to be confused with another French film of the same title -- a 1936 adaptation of Noel Coward's Private Lives, this standard romantic drama focuses on three different couples who happen to come together in a small hotel in Rome and play out their differences in that setting. The couples are made up of a Parisian woman and her Slavic boyfriend out to spend some quality time together; a Frenchman (Jean-Noel Picq) searching for his sexually awakened teenage mistress; and a woman out to reunite with her Italian lover (Michele Placido). These people manifest different approaches to a romantic partnership that are tested in their brief encounters in Rome.

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hotel, lover, mistress, reunion, sexual-awakening, teenagers