Movies L’Ennui (1998, Arielle Dombasle, Charles Bering) Published 6 days ago on June 11, 2019 The portrayal of sexual obsession has long been a cinematic staple, but it’s a see-saw genre – for every original Lolita or Ai No Corrida there’s a remake or, worse still, a film by Adrian Lyne. This vivid French realisation of the theme belongs firmly with the classics. Philosophy teacher Martin (Charles Berling) yearns to escape middle age and his recently annulled marriage, but a mid-life crisis beckons. After driving around Paris on his regular ‘sightseeing’ trips to watch courting couples, he ends up in a bar, and meets Meyers (Robert Kramer), an artist. The two men get on well, and Martin is invited to call upon his new friend at any time. Accepting the invitation, he visits the flat two days later to find that Meyers has died. The news is broken by Cécilia, (Sophie Guillemin), the artist’s muse and lover. Within days, she and Martin begin a passionate affair which threatens to restore his temperament. But as Cécilia misses the odd date, Martin becomes increasingly obsessed with her and delves into insanity upon the realisation that she is not exclusively his… If Martin seeks solace in misery, L’Ennui does not. It may be bleak and depressing, but the film offers bursts of welcome humour (such as Martin trashing a telephone before desperately seeking another to receive a pep call from his ex-wife). The lovers’ relationship may head inexorably down toward destruction, but director Cédric Kahn stifles any sense of inevitability by portraying an uncompromising view of infatuation based on graphic sex scenes and a skilled professionalism that depicts boredom and routine without once suffering from it. production details cast Charles Berling as Martin Sophie Guillemin as Cécilia Arielle Dombasle as Sophie Robert Kramer as Meyers Alice Grey as Cécilia’s Mother Maurice Antoni as Cécilia’s Father Tom Ouedraogo as Momo Patrick Arrachequesne as Doctor crew Director: Cédric Kahn Writers: Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Cédric Kahn (from the novel by Alberto Moravia) Portugal – France | 122 minutes | 1998 Arielle DombasleDrama Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes1 day ago Top Gear Season 27 Premieres Sun 16 Jun 2019 on BBC Two New series. In their first adventure together, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head to the searing heat of... Episodes1 day ago Murder Loves Company: Killer Coverup (S1EP5 ID Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Killer Coverup: After a beloved friend and co-worker goes missing on a desolate mountain, detectives must sort through a list... Episodes1 day ago Alone: Up in Flames (S6EP3 HISTORY Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Up in Flames: The survivalists who remain see the efforts of their labor as they procure food, but as they... Episodes1 day ago Mountain Men: Darkness Falls (S8EP3 HISTORY Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Darkness Falls: Mike must navigate through bear country with a cache of fresh meat strapped to his back; Morgan braves... Episodes1 day ago Beat Bobby Flay: Chi-Town Throws Down (S20EP11 Food Network Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Chi-Town Throws Down: Actress Sophia Bush and chef Carla Hall decide whether chef Aaron Cuschieri or chef Jill Barron, who... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Reef Break Premieres Thurs 20 Jun 2019 on ABC Pilto:When former thief Cat Chambers returns home to the Pacific island paradise known as The Reef, she finds herself in... Episodes1 day ago The Wall: Rebekah and Chris (NBC Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Rebekah and Chris: Host Chris Hardwick presents two deserving teammates with a chance to win more than $12 million by... Episodes1 day ago Spin the Wheel: Konzelman Family (Series Premiere Thurs 20 Jun on FOX) Konzelman Family: Host Dax Shepard guides one deserving contestant who receives the opportunity to win millions of dollars’ worth of... advertisement MOVIES Movies6 days ago Must See Movies: Rocketman In the hands of actor turned director Dexter Fletcher Rocketman – with Elton John’s approval – has become a musical... Movies6 days ago Blue Velvet (1986, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini) David Lynch’s landmark film begins and ends with small town American icons – white picket fences, perfectly grown roses and... Movies6 days ago Alien³ (1992, Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance) The third instalment in the four-part series sees Ripley’s escape pod from Aliens crash land on a penal planet, the... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.