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 she is pregnant she hides it for him, for it transpires that the meantime Grünewald has a new focus for his attentions... Villa des Roses is a bittersweet story about the side of love and romance. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Willem Elsschot, which has been published as one of the Penguin Classics’ series. The screenplay has been written by Christophe Dirickx and Frank van Passel, who worked together on the screenplay for Manneken pis. Villa des Roses is produced by Dirk Impens for Favourite Films.
|Title||Villa des Roses|
|Year of production||2002|
|Cast||July Delphy, Shaun Dingwall|
|Editing||Ludo Troch, Karin vaerenberg|
|Music||Paul H. Van Brugge|
|Running time film||114|
2010: Belgische Filmcyclus Filmoteca Española in Spanje (ESP)
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