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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
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Fred Junk ... (uncredited)
Michel Mardore ... (uncredited)

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

Also Known As:
"La boulangère de Monceau" - France (original title)
"The Baker of Monceau" - USA (informal alternative title)
"The Girl at the Monceau Bakery" - USA (literal English title)
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23 min
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Young Man:Cookie.
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Followed by My Night at Maud's (1969)See more »

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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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Slice of Life, 9 April 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

The first of "The Six Moral Tales" is taut and somewhat uneventful. Man is a selfish cad. Man falls in love from a distance but loses track of the young woman. His encounters with the bakery girl in question move toward an acknowledgment that second best is better than nothing. Hearts are broken and feelings hurt. The strength of the film is not in any recognizable plot but in the camera work of the alleyways of the setting. Everything is set in a kind of microcosm where all the principles are pushed together. It's almost as if there are no other streets in the city. The young man is so unlikeable and yet so driven as to continue to go to the little bakery and buy the same thing day after day, hoping to gain sight of his missing target. I agree with previous reviewers that this was probably practice for the great director. A little, inconsequential foray into serious filmmaking.

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