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Private Fears in Public Places

Private Fears in Public Places/ Coeurs

Private Fears in Public Places

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Laura Morante, André Dussollier, Lambert Wilson

year: 2006

colour: yes

certificate: 12A

director: Alain Resnais

runtime: 125

Another Ayckbourn adaptation, this time the exquisitely observed portrait is of six (seven if you count Claude Rich's lascivious offscreen oldster) lonely people putting a (mostly) brave face on things in a snowbound Paris. The attention to detail is remarkable and, in a top-notch cast, Dussollier gives a masterclass in the facial and bodily gestures of great screen acting.

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