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La collectionneuse
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Release Date:
2 March 1967 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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For me, this is the Rohmer's masterpiece See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Patrick Bauchau ... Adrien
Haydée Politoff ... Haydée
Daniel Pommereulle ... Daniel
Alain Jouffroy ... Writer
Mijanou Bardot ... Carole (as Mijanou)
Annik Morice ... Carole's girlfriend
Dennis Berry ... Charlie
Seymour Hertzberg
Néstor Almendros
Patrice De Bailliencourt ... Homme dans l'auto
László Benkö
Anne Dubot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Raynal
Eugene Archer ... Sam (uncredited)
Brian Belshaw ... Haydée's boyfriend (uncredited)
Pierre-Richard Bré ... Homme dans l'auto (uncredited)
Donald Cammell ... Garçon à St-Tropez (uncredited)
Alfred de Graff ... Touriste perdu (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Bauchau  dialogue
Haydée Politoff  dialogue
Daniel Pommereulle  dialogue
Eric Rohmer 

Produced by
Georges de Beauregard .... producer (as Georges De Beauregard)
Alfred de Graff .... associate producer
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Blossom Toes 
Giorgio Gomelsky 
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros 
 
Film Editing by
Jackie Raynal  (as Jacquie Raynal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
László Benkö .... assistant director
Patrice De Bailliencourt .... assistant director
 
Other crew
François Bogard .... technical advisor
 
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Also Known As:
"La collectionneuse" - France (original title)
"Six Moral Tales IV: The Collector" - International (English title) (long title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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During the shooting of the film, Eric 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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Featured in Uuden aallon jäljillä (2009) (TV)See more »

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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
For me, this is the Rohmer's masterpiece, 22 January 2006
Author: totius from Italy

It's hard to explain what is the Rohmer's cinema. In his movies you can't find heroes, incredible adventures or great action sequences. Everything happens inside the mind of the characters, and the most important aspect is the psychology of them.

La Collectioneuse is simply the masterpiece of Rohmer.

The plot is very simple: two boys and one girl in their friend's house in St.Tropez. That's all. There are not incredible events that happen, they simply LIVE there. It's an typical situation of Rohmer who likes to study the evolution of love triangles, in different situations. The explanation of the development steps, made by the usual interior voice of the main character (Adrien), it's incredibly accurate and likely. It's fantastic that sometimes Adrien's thoughts look at first to be absurd, but even in this case if we reflect a bit to that we can realize that it's true, that really in similar cases we have non-sense thoughts like those. In this way, Rohmer is unique: the psycho-evolution of the characters is incredibly real. Dialogs, internal and not, are superb and the directing essential.

Rohmer shows us how it's possible to make a masterpiece with a ridiculous budget, and how an intellectual movie can be also enjoyable and not so heavy.

The vote, of course, can't be different by 10 out of 10.

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