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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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Arrogance, False Value Judgment and Pretentious Intellectuality of a False Moralist 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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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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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Arrogance, False Value Judgment and Pretentious Intellectuality of a False Moralist, 12 January 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The arrogant and pretentious intellectual art dealer Adrien (Patrick Bauchau) invites his girlfriend to travel with him to the coast to spend one month vacation with his close friend and painter Daniel (Daniel Pommereulle) in the house of their Randolphe. Adrien expects to do nothing but read and rest in the house and meet a possible investor in an art gallery that he dreams on having; however she prefers to travel to London. When he arrives, he discovers that the sexy and promiscuous pleasure-seeking Haydee (Haydée Politoff) that had one nightstand with Randolphe is sharing the house with Daniel. Along the days, Adrien becomes obsessed in a sick game of humiliating Haydee and imaging that she is trying to seduce him; however, his lust for her increases but his moral rationalization of their possible relationship keeps them apart.

"La Collectionneuse" is an erotic tale of arrogance, false value judgment and pretentious intellectuality of a false moralist. The witty and cynical screenplay uses excessive narrative in off of the unlikable lead character Adrien that is despicable as well as his friend Daniel. Actually, the only likable character is the libertine Haydee that accepts passively the cruel comments and treatment of Adrien and Daniel. Eric Rohmer uses the successful idea of a triangle of love with two men and a woman of "Jules et Jim" in a different and monotonous approach. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Colecionadora" ("The Female Collector")

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