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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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Everyday life elevated into art 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 
 
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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
 
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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89 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Eric Rohmer's first color film.See more »
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Referenced in The Five Obstructions (2003)See more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Everyday life elevated into art, 12 April 2005
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

In The Collector, the first feature-length film of the Six Moral Tales series, mind-games, strategies, and overt manipulation thwart the possibility of satisfying relationships. The 54-minute film is beautifully photographed and has an elegance, charm, and wit that bears favorable comparison with his more acclaimed works. Adrien (Patrick Bauchau), an art dealer, and Daniel (Daniel Pommereulle), a painter spend the summer in a house on the French Riviera. Also vacationing there is Haydee (Haydee Politoff), an elegant but rather aloof young woman who sleeps with many boys in the area and has earned the title of "collectionneuse", a collector of men. Adrien, smug and self-centered in a charming sort of way, is interested in Haydee but tells himself that her promiscuity is a trick for him to seduce her and he refuses.

The summer turns into a love triangle with Adrien convincing Daniel to pursue Haydee to ease the pressure of his own conflict between his rationalizing intellect and his passions. In the moral scheme of things, Haydee may represent the sexual revolution of the 60s and Adrien that of traditional morality, yet the film takes no sides, presenting the issues without judging the characters and giving us much to think about. The Collector is perhaps the most philosophical of the six but in the end the pursuit without passion leads to a feeling of emptiness and missed opportunities. Like most of Rohmer's films, there are no peak dramatic moments or confrontations, just everyday life elevated into art.

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