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Eric Rohmer (writer)
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The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Takes awhile to get to where it's going, but offers a true statement regarding treatment of women. See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Catherine Sée ... Suzanne
Philippe Beuzen ... Bertrand
Christian Charrière ... Guillaume
Diane Wilkinson ... Sophie
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Patrick Bauchau ... Frank (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Biette ... Jean-Louis (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Comolli ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Pierre Cottrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Rohmer  writer

Produced by
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Lacambre 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Rohmer 
Jackie Raynal (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"La carrière de Suzanne" - France (original title)
"Moral Tales II: Suzanne's Career" - International (English title) (long title)
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Runtime:
54 min
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Certification:
Taiwan:GP (original rating) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Takes awhile to get to where it's going, but offers a true statement regarding treatment of women., 9 December 2008
Author: ruthierocks from Virginia

Suzanne's Career, the second of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales," is an intriguing little drama encircling the lives of three students: Bertrand, our slightly naïve narrator, Guillaume, a chauvinistic leech, and Suzanne, an easily manipulated, clingy girl whom they take advantage of. In comparison to The Girl at the Monceau Bakery (the first moral tale), Suzanne's Career is significantly darker, better acted, but somehow less effective. There's more meat here, but something gets lost in translation. It is still a good film, but it drags in places and sometimes becomes a little monotonous. If a viewer can get past that, though, the last fifteen minutes of the film is easily the best part of the entire movie.

At the beginning, we see Bertrand and Guillaume, two young college boys, having a conversation with Suzanne, a girl whom they've just met. Guillaume decides early on to use the girl, manipulate her emotions, exploit her in any way he can. And he does so effectively, for awhile. Guillaume flirts with other girls in Suzanne's presence, talks down to her, lives off of her money completely regretless. Throughout the whole thing, Bertrand stands by. He is torn between whether or not to go against his friend, who he looks up to, or to join him and manipulate the girl in order to benefit himself.

This is a fairly good film. It is longer than the first moral tale, but not quite feature length. The moral dilemma here, concerning fair and right treatment of women, is very interesting to watch unfold. It takes a little too long to get to where it's going, though. The middle drags on for longer than it needed to. There is no question that the two male characters are absolute pigs, but watching them act on their chauvinism gets a little old after awhile. However, good narration, an excellent plot, and a good statement about how people should be treated salvage this moral tale. Suzanne's Career is definitely worth the hour.

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