Stéphane (Daniel Auteuil)

Another French film and yet another love triangle. Well, to call it a love triangle is to oversimplify things somewhat. It starts with two violin makers named Stéphane and Maxime (André Dussollier) who have what appears to be a friendship, but when a violinist named Camille (Emmanuelle Béart) comes into their lives the truth begins to emerge.

What we find is that Stéphane is cold hearted or at least tries to make himself that way rather then allowing and knowing what to do with his feelings. Maxime and Camille start things up, but then it turns to Camille and Stéphane. Unfortunately for Camille, her feelings aren’t returned and the relationship between the three of them undergoes a significant change.

This isn’t a bad movie, but it’s not that special. The reason I feel attached at all to it is because I can sympathize with Stéphane who doesn’t seem to be aligned with his emotions and feelings across the board. He doesn’t go Vulcan and try and repress all emotion, but where he is in between makes deep relationships impossible and causes others to end for ridiculous reasons. For that I say it’s worth a look.

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