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La collectionneuse
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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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Charm and Guile between the Sexes See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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
Eugène 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)
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Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
 
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(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
 
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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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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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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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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Charm and Guile between the Sexes, 17 April 2004
Author: ilpositionokb (silverlion03@yahoo.com) from Central California

"La Collectionneuse", the third film in Eric Rohmer's six moral tales, is packed with lacerating observations on life, love, and the nature of man. It is a sensitive conversation piece with elegant people commenting poetically on their lives and of those around them. Attractive men and women who reflect openly about the conflicts of intellect and impulse; inclination and action, solitude and companionship. Rohmer characteristically paces this eloquent tale of sexual temptation with long, fluid takes. "La Collectionneuse(Collector Girl) centers around a young, hedonistic girl(Haydee) who saunters laconically around the provincial environs of a large vacation home, seemingly indifferent to the two older men's(Adrian and Danele) existence. Haydee exudes a casual independence and an unflappable reserve. Her cursory dealings with her young lovers prompts Danele to cast her as 'the atrocious ingenue'. Though they find her unexpectedly alluring, both men regard 'the idea of collecting boyfriends opposite of purity'. Rohmer, the director of "Chloe in the Afternoon" and "A Tale of Springtime", enjoys revealing which individual can best cast their charm and guile to their best advantage. This 'game' between the sexes only leads to unwanted desires for the men and a resumption of her search by Haydee. Rohmer handles the material with a light touch throughout and concludes his story by offering a tenuous solution to the prevailing tension in the movie between one's solitude and fraternity. Adrian privately confesses that 'I was overwhelmed by a feeling of delightful independence, of total self-determination. But in the emptiness and silence of the house, I was overcome with anguish'. A universal truth clearly-rendered by one of cinema's most ingenious and graceful filmmakers.

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