L'Ennui (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama, Psychological Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 8, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - France , Portugal   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Cedric Kahn directed this erotic French drama about sexual obsession. Separated from his wife, Martin (Charles Berling) is intrigued when he sees an elderly painter with plump teen Cecilia (Sophie Guillemin). When he later learns that the man has died, Martin meets Cecilia, and asks her intimate questions about her relationship with the painter. Martin begins a passionate affair with the detached Cecilia, who offers only monosyllabic responses to his detailed probing questions. When Martin learns Cecilia is seeing a man much younger than himself, his full-bloomed fixation pushes him over an emotional precipice, and he begins following her everywhere. Shown at the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.

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extramarital-affair, love-affair, lover, obsession, relationship, sex, teenagers

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High Production Values