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29 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
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Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
 
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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
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'amour l'après-midi" - France (original title)
"Chloe in the Afternoon" - USA
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97 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in Kill Your Killer (2014)See more »

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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Is it possible to love two women at once? Is it normal?, 19 May 2009
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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