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Suzanne's Career (1963)
"La carrière de Suzanne" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Romance  |  26 November 1999 (Taiwan)
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The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

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Catherine Sée ...
Suzanne
Philippe Beuzen ...
Bertrand
Christian Charrière ...
Guillaume
Diane Wilkinson ...
Sophie
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In the second of Rohmer's moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as part of Rohmer's attempt to more easily simulate the mindscape quality of literature within a film. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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A Carreira de Suzane  »

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A Slice of Life; But Does it Do Much?
14 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second of the moral tales. Rohmer is a bit of an acquired taste. For me, it's that the characters are often unlikeable or weak. In this one, Suzanne is a young woman, enamored with Gillaume, a self centered bad boy Jerk who uses his friends. She is continually mistreated by this guy, and, of course, goes back to him. Bertrand, the feckless other man, Gillaume's friend, is taken with Suzanne and has a seemingly hopeless, puppy-like relationship with her. She pays when they go out, draining her resources. But she is actually using him. What happens is inconsequential. Rohmer is practicing his craft, developing characters, playing them against each other, and keeping out of it. When people meet, they engage in boring conversations. They are so introspective that we wish something would happen, but nothing really does. Just look at these people and enjoy the mastery of a director who knows how to make them real.


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