Water Drops On Burning Rocks
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French bad boy director Francois Ozon follows up on his controversial first two films Sitcom (1998) and Criminal Lovers (1999) with this adaptation of a play that legendary German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder wrote when he was 19 years old. Retaining the play's four-act structure, the first act opens with middle-aged Leopold (Bernard Giraudeau) escorting young Franz (Malick Zidi) back to his apartment. Franz, who was on his way to visit his fiancée Anna, allows himself to be picked up by the older man. After some small talk, Leopold orders Franz to undress and wait for him in the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is very theatrical and admittedly 'staged,' but always purposefully."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Film.com
"Hilarity, tragedy and a bizarre dance number ensue in this well-executed film debut."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Franz -un adolescente de sexualidad aún no definida del todo- es seducido por un adulto en su departamento, Leopold, y después de la ..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"The kind of exaggerated, elitist Euro-farce that cinema snobs enjoy just because they know the unwashed masses wouldn't."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Good for Ozon, less so for Fassbinder."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"It's a film that should satisfy followers of both Fassbinder and Ozon."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Becomes deeply involving, highly thought-provoking, and remarkably engaging."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Water Drops must be seen as a failed experiment,"
‑ Rod Armstrong, Reel.com
"...though it's not exactly good, there's something oddly compelling about the whole thing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"What first comes off as a simple satire brimming with an almost John-Waters-esque absurdity, can bear far deeper scrutiny and still not come up empty."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Both characters and situation are little more than routine."
‑ Michael Thomson, BBC.com
"Walk into Leopold's apartment, and you might check in, but you won't check out."
‑ , E! Online
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