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

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Verley ...
Frédéric
Zouzou ...
Chloé
Françoise Verley ...
Hélène
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Gérard
Malvina Penne ...
Fabienne
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
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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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Moral 101
9 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Great film by Rohmer. Another one that puts moral dilemma to the "grand jour". Emotions, feelings, passion, love: those are the ingredients so dearly associated to Rohmer. He explores human fallibility by telling us the story of Frédéric (Bernard Verley). He's married to Hélène (Françoise Verley), but along the way comes Chloé (Zouzou). Will he let go to temptation?

Like other movies from Rohmer, "L'Amour l'après-midi" is presented like a book. It's a great combination of cinematic and literary experience.

Out of 100, I give it 84. That's good for *** out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 18th, 2002.


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