Water Drops on Burning Rocks


1h 22m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A 1970's Germany, May-December gay romance goes wrong: Leopold, a smug still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year-old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, t

Film Details

Also Known As
Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brulantes, Tropfen auf heisse Steine
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/ZEITGEIST FILMS

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

Synopsis

A 1970's Germany, May-December gay romance goes wrong: Leopold, a smug still-hunky 50-year-old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced, carrot-topped 19-year-old Franz who swiftly moves into his bachelor pad. Their cozy relationship soon sours as Leopold, a kind of gone-to-seed Dirk Bogarde, turns cranky and argumentative. When Franz's buxom blond girlfriend surfaces, and then Leopold's elegant ex (who may or may not have originally been a man) shows up, things get funnier, steamier and a lot more complicated. while charting the relationship between sex and power, in and out of the bedroom.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brulantes, Tropfen auf heisse Steine
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/ZEITGEIST FILMS

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 12, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States August 11, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-16, 2000.)

Winner of the award for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2000 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 12, 2000

Released in United States August 11, 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival June 1-11, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-16, 2000.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Focus) August 13-27, 2000.

First filmed adaptation of German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's play "Tropfen auf heisse Steine," written by Fassbinder when he was 19-years-old and never performed during his lifetime.

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Focus) August 13-27, 2000.)