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by Frank Van Passel


Paris 1913. In the 'Villa des Roses', a small boarding house, the arrival of the new maid, Louise, brings about a welcome change. The male guests try everything they can to seduce Louise, but only the charming Mr Grünewald meets with any success. Louise gives not only her heart to him but also her body. When she discovers that she is pregnant she hides it from him, for it transpires that in the meantime Grünewald has a new focus for his attentions...

original title: Villa des roses
country: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Frank Van Passel
film run: 120'
release date: BE 27/02/2002, NL 17/04/2002, LU 15/11/2002, UK 11/10/2002
screenplay: Frank Van Passel, Christophe Dirickx
cast: Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwall, Harriet Walter, Shirley Henderson, Timothy West, Frank Vercruyssen, Toni Barry, Jan Decleir, Dora Van Der Groen, Stéphane Excoffier
cinematography by: Jan Vancaillie
film editing: Ludo Troch, Karin Vaerenberg
art director: Wim Klewais
costumes designer: Kristin Van Passel, Marianne Agertoft
music: Paul M. van Brugge
producer: Dirk Impens, Rudy Verzyck
production: Menuet, Dan Films, Isabella Films, Samsa Film
distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution, Upstream Pictures (NL), Miracle Communications (UK)
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