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23 August 1996 (Japan) See more »
A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Barbet Schroeder ... Young Man / Narrator
Claudine Soubrier ... Jacqueline
Michèle Girardon ... Sylvie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Junk ... (uncredited)
Michel Mardore ... (uncredited)

Bertrand Tavernier ... Young Man / Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Éric Rohmer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Éric Rohmer  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
Georges Derocles .... producer
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
Cinematography by
Bruno Barbey 
Jean-Michel Meurice 
Film Editing by
Jackie Raynal (uncredited)
Éric Rohmer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"La boulangère de Monceau" - France (original title)
"Moral Tales I: The Bakery Girl of Monceau" - International (English title) (long title)
"The Baker of Monceau" - USA (informal alternative title)
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23 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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La boulangère de Monceau is the first of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales".See more »
Young Man:Delicious. I could eat nothing but pastries.
Jacqueline:Me too.
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Followed by My Night at Maud's (1969)See more »


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Charming Romantic Short, 30 December 2015
Author: framptonhollis

"The Bakery Girl of Monceau" is the first film in Eric Rohmer's great "Six Moral Tales" film series. While it doesn't match the excellence of later films in the series , it is still a great and charming short film that serves as a nice preview to what the film series would eventually become.

The film stars future filmmaker Barbet Schroeder (who went on to direct films such as "Maîtresse", "General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait", and "Koko: A Talking Gorilla") as a young law student who seems to fall in love with a young woman at a bakery-but not really. It's kind of a complicated situation in a very simple yet somewhat complicate short film. Really, you have to experience it for yourself and you'll understand what I mean by it being utterly simple yet overly complex at the same time.

In the end, Rohmer offers us a charming, witty, and romantic short film that is definitely one of the best short films I've seen in a long time, even if it doesn't offer a lot to write a review about.

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