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Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
"L'amour l'après-midi" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 September 1972 (USA)
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.



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Bernard Verley ...
Zouzou ...
Françoise Verley ...
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Malvina Penne ...
Elisabeth Ferrier ...
Martine (as Babette Ferrier)
Tina Michelino ...
The Passenger
Jean-Louis Livi ...
The Colleague
Pierre Nunzi ...
The Salesman
Irène Skobline ...
The Saleslady
Frédérique Hender ...
Mme. M.
Claude-Jean Philippe ...
Mr. M.
Silvia Badescu ...
The Female Student
Claude Bertrand ...
The Male Student
Sylvaine Charlet ...
The Landlady


The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma. Written by Will Gilbert

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An attempt of seductive interference
15 January 2004 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This is not a film made in a traditional fashion; it shows that men may have some thoughts even at 50s. If you are working in areas where you have to treat public, certainly you will find ladies (or men, vice versa for women) whom you may like certainly, and attraction sometimes is fatal for certain families. Here there is no violence just the desire of a single woman to be with a married man and the way the latter reacts and finishes this relationship together with the attitude of his wife. She may seem passive, but is not, she suspected a lot until the man declares love again for her wife.

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