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2 March 1967 (France) See more »
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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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Razor-sharp and light-footed analysis of emotional vanity 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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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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Referenced in The Five Obstructions (2003)See more »

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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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31 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Razor-sharp and light-footed analysis of emotional vanity, 28 November 1998
Author: Joep Leerssen (j.th.leerssen@hum.uva.nl) from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art dealer, in need of serenity, finds that the holiday villa is shared by a hedonistic young woman. He becomes obsessed with ignoring her and pretends to himself that she wants to seduce him while he remains unaffected. The holiday thus turns into a love triangle between the indifferent but flirtatious girl, the man's unacknowledged desire, and his incessant, pompous self-rationalizations (the best cinematic use of voice-over EVER!). A sunny, witty, and deeply ironic "moral tale" that explores, like most of Rohmer's work, the uneasy vacillation between intellect and eroticism.

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