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Controvercial French Stage And Film Director Patrice Chereau Dies At Age 68


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Patrice Chereau, the famed film and theatre director, has passed away at the age of 68. The director, whose rebellious, sexually and politically charged productions with the Bavarian opera house managed to earn him both scorn and praise in the late XX century, began as a sort of outcast in the French theatre.


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"Reinventions" rarely work this way. Normally, when a filmmaker gets an idea to reimagine a movie, they do it with a modern flair, a younger cast, and a hip soundtrack. Rarely does a filmmaker take an old standard classic and remake it with actors in their fifties -- and in French.

The strange update of An Affair to Remember goes like this: A dazed and neurotic French woman named Fanette (Catherine Deneuve) is so obsessed with Affair that she sneaks into the movie theater constantly to see it. (You can still see An Affair to Remember in Paris theaters?) An old flame resurfaces -- she thinks -- and a mysterious note arrives suggesting she meet him in three days at the top of the Empire State Building, just like in Affair!

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