• Released
  • February 13, 2000
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • Drama
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Water Drops on Burning Rocks Synopsis
Former lovers spell problems for a gay couple. Based on a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Through it all, Ozon supplies a sense of pathos that makes fun of its own soullessness, transforming a self-serious suicide note into an...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
You can feel the world closing in, which, I would venture, is exactly how Fassbinder wanted you to feel.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This nasty, provocative comedy comes from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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75

Boston Globe

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The film does not offer an optimistic view of relationships.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The best scenes capture the blend of irony, melodrama, and real emotion that distinguishes Fassbinder's most memorable pictures.
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75

Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
Very French and at times threatens to dissolve into a steamy sex farce.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
As much a curiosity piece as anything else.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The whole thing has the air of a parlor trick, but it's a good trick, beautifully acted.
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60

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Mild as satire and completely unconvincing as tragicomedy.
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50

New York Post

By Hannah Brown
The static, claustrophobic movie is very much a filmed play.
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