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23 August 1996 (Japan) See more »
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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
Eric Rohmer 
 
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Eric 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)
Eric 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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[repeated line]
Young Man:Cookie.
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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Believable characters and a strong sense of location, 12 April 2005
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

The first film of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales, The Girl at the Monçeau Bakery, only twenty-three minutes in length, centers on the dilemma of a young man (Barbet Schroeder) forced to choose between women. The young man, a law student, is infatuated with Sylvie (Michele Girardon), a girl he sees walking on the street each morning and thinks about how to introduce himself. After making a brief connection, the girl suddenly disappears and he spends his days looking for her on the streets of Paris. His search takes him to a nearby bakery where he buys one cookie each day and begins to notice Jacqueline (Claudine Soubrier), the bakery counter girl.

She is shy and withdrawn but when she finally agrees to go out with him, the first woman reappears and he is faced with a choice between a girl he hardly knows but loves and a promising relationship with a girl that has taken to him. He arrives at his choice but it is done coldly and with little regard for the feelings of the rejected woman, rationalizing this by telling himself, "My choice had been above all, moral. One represented truth, the other a mistake, or that was how I saw it at the time." The film, though a first effort, offers believable characters and conveys a strong sense of location, providing a loving glimpse at Paris in the 60s.

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