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La collectionneuse (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 March 1967 (France)
A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.

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Adrien travels to a villa on the Riviera. He is on vacation and plans to relax. He shares the villa with a friend, Daniel, and a female stranger, Haydée. Haydée has many lovers, and both Adrien and Daniel despise her at first, but Adrien soon becomes more and more intrigued and infatuated. Written by Yepok

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During the shooting of the film, Éric Rohmer was able to devise several working principles: improvisations with his cast that would be codified into a script; extensive rehearsals followed by very few takes (a miserly 1.5:1 shooting ratio was achieved); a discreetly spying, unostentatious mise-en-scène composed mostly of fluid long shots, capturing the vacationing characters awkwardly sharing the space of someone else's villa, whiling away the summer days and nights in a mixture of lassitude and tension. See more »

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Haydée: I found a definition for Haydée. She's a collector! Haydée, if you sleep around without premeditation you are the lowest of the low. The atrocious ingenue. But, if you collect in a consistent way, with obstinacy, it's a plot, things are entirely different.
Daniel: Yes, but she collects badly.
Haydée: I'm not a collector.
Adrien: Don't say that. It's your only quality.
Haydée: You're completely wrong. I'm searching. I'm searching to find something.
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A Film More Likable Than Its Characters
29 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth film in Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" film series, and, since I'm watching the six films in order, the fourth film in the "Six Moral Tales" series that I've seen, as well as the second best (after the excellent "My Night at Maud's").

However, as much as I love this film, a majority of the it's characters are absolutely horrible people! But, I feel like this was intentional with at least a couple of these characters. For example. the character of Daniel is so utterly annoying and pathetic that I cannot help but believe that he is the type of character that was designed for the audience to hate. There's one scene towards the end in which the main character (named Adrien) introduces Daniel to another character, and Daniel just insults him and his profession.

As unlikable as the characters may be, the film they're in is wonderful. It's entertaining, witty, well written, and beautifully made. The cinematography is absolutely lovely! This was Rohmer's first color film, and it works wonderfully with color.

"La collectionneuse" is a genius work of art


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