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YMMV: Romeo et Juliette: De La Haine a l'Amour

The French production, and most of the subsequent versions

  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "Et voila, qu'elle aime" ("And look, she's in love"), in which the Nurse is both happy that Juliet's found romance and afraid to lose her.
    • Julia (as she's called in this version) overhears her father's soliloquy about how he only wants her to marry Paris to secure her future and safety in the Austrian version, and she runs to him and hugs him tightly when he finishes the song. Doubles as a Tear Jerker, since while she doesn't know she'll end up really dying, she still plans on faking dead and running away with Romeo, and thus it's secretly a farewell hug to the father she loves and will never see again.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: A huge part of the score, but special mention must go to "Verone" ("Verona") and "Les Rois du Monde" ("Kings of the World").
  • Ending Fatigue: Largely brought on by everyone and everything having a ballad attached to it after the halfway mark in Act II. (The Hungarian version rectified this, see below.)
  • Hollywood Homely: Almost all of the actresses who've played the supposedly unattractive Nurse are really quite pretty.
  • Ho Yay: Romeo and Mercutio. Not to mention Benvolio. Dear God.
  • Retroactive Recognition: People familiar with real-life couple Lukas Perman and Marjan Shaki from the Vienna revival of Tanz der Vampire, in which they play Alfred and Sarah, are likely to have this reaction to seeing them in the Austrian video as Romeo and Juliet.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Aimer.

The Hungarian/Romanian adaptation

  • Alternate Character Interpretation, even compared to the other versions. Lady Capulet is a wildly unfaithful wife (and later, a heavy drinker). She and Lady Montague aren't above having vicious verbal catfights in the streets. Tybalt is a deeply damaged man suffering from epilepsy, a severe madonna/whore complex, and UST with his aunt (and has his French counterpart's love for Juliet warped into a bizarre obsession with her purity, to the point where he thinks even he should never touch her), and who welcomes death when Romeo kills him.
  • Foe Yay: Mercutio and Tybalt, to a faintly mindboggling extent.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: The Capulet ball has fan dancers. The fans are on fire.
    • Romeo doesn't poison himself, he hangs himself. With Juliet tied to his body.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Juliet awakens not with Romeo's peaceful corpse beside her, but rather tied to him. As he hangs from a noose. It's bad enough in the show itself, where the actor just has to swing there in his harness and look dead, but then imagine what it would look like in real life, with Juliet waking up face-to-face and tied to a bulging-eyed, purple-faced Romeo with a protruding tongue hanging over his chin...
  • Woolseyism: The lyrics are peppered with Hungarian endearments, figures of speech, slang and sayings.

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