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Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

L'amour l'après-midi (original title)
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
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Chloé
Françoise Verley ...
Hélène
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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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1 September 1972 (France)  »

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

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Follows La collectionneuse (1967) See more »

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Is it possible to love two women at once? Is it normal?
19 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I was not really impressed with my first Rohmer experience: Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon. Maybe I should view it again after seeing some more of his films. And, here I am watching the last film in a series (Rohmer's Six Moral Tales). I will watch the rest, but this supposed to be the best.

What we have here is an eternal question. Frédéric (Bernard Verley) loves his wife Hélène (Françoise Verley), but wonders if he would have made a different choice. So, he spends his time admiring women on the street and speculating. He even imagines he has a magical device that robs the women of their free will.

Chloé (Zouzou), an acquaintance from the past, shows up one day and she and Frédéric spend a lot of time together. It goes beyond flirting, but never to sex. She tells him she wants him to father her child. I am not sure whether she really wants a child, or if she just wants to see if she can get him in bed. He wants to maintain the friendship.

The ending was very emotional, and satisfying.


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