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Chloe in the Afternoon -- Though happily married and expecting a second child, the thoroughly bourgeois business executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. The luminous final chapter to Rohmer's "Moral Tales" is a tender, sobering, and wholly adult affair that leads to perhaps the most overwhelmingly emotional moment in the entire series.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
Daniele Malat ... The Customer
Suze Randall ... The Au Pair
Françoise Fabian ... Dream Sequence
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Dream Sequence
Haydée Politoff ... Dream Sequence
Aurora Cornu ... Dream Sequence
Laurence de Monaghan ... Dream Sequence

Béatrice Romand ... Dream Sequence

Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Rohmer 

Produced by
Pierre Cottrell .... producer
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
Original Music by
Arié Dzierlatka 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros 
Film Editing by
Cécile Decugis 
Production Design by
Nicole Rachline 
Costume Design by
Daniel Hechter-Vog 
Makeup Department
Karl Moisant .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Bertrand .... assistant director
Claudine Guillemin .... assistant director
Lorraine Santoni .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound mixer
Michel Laurent .... assistant sound recordist
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernand Coquet .... electrician
Bernard Prim .... still photographer
Jean-Claude Rivière .... assistant camera
Philippe Rousselot .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Martine Kalfon .... assistant editor
Other crew
Albert Vasseur .... machinist
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"L'amour l'après-midi" - France (original title)
"Love in the Afternoon" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Six Moral Tales VI: Love in the Afternoon" - International (English title) (long title)
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97 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Finnish censorship visa # 81209 delivered on 14-12-1972.See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Another good Rohmer about the intricacies of love, 15 January 2002
Author: joaodelauraaurora ( from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

No other director has exposed, analyzed and interpreted love relations as profoundly and as maturely as Eric Rohmer. His cycles `Six Moral Tales' and `Comedies and Proverbs', based on his own screenplays, are the best examples of how cinema can be at the same time `talkative', philosophic and incredibly effective. Rohmer's movies prove that cinema can fully explore love without being melodramatic, naive or predictable. `Chloe in the Afternoon' (`L'amour l'après midi') is the sixth and the last of his moral tales and tells the story of Frédéric, a married lawyer who loves his wife but feels tempted to have an affair with seductive Chloe, a friend of old times who reenters his now bourgeois life. As in the case of many of his other films, Rohmer's screenplay is in itself worth-reading, with intelligent dialogues and interesting ups and downs in the love triangle, but his directing of the three actors, emphasizing their ambiguities (Frédéric's principles and impulses; Hélène's apparent self-assurance and hidden anguish; Chloe's solitude and tricks), is also very impressive. `Chloe in the Afternoon' is a good reflection on the dilemmas of monogamy and the traps of possessiveness. One more to the admirable list of Rohmer's movies about love (8/10).

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