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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Verley ...
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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29 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Chloe in the Afternoon  »

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Finnish censorship visa # 81209 delivered on 14-12-1972. See more »


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I am becoming a fan of Rohmer
30 March 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After watching "Claire's knee" which I personally adore, I was very impatient to discover another Eric Rohmer film. "Chloe in the afternoon" didn't disappoint me. As a matter of fact, I was captivated by the way E.R. puts his characters in interaction. It's unique to see how the scenes are put together and how E.R. makes you live the characters. I was really touched by this "moral tale".

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