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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)
"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
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in Kill Your Killer (2014)See more »

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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Yes, but..., 8 November 2002

TFO, a French-language network, has been showing the Contes moraux for the last few weeks, and the strengths and weaknesses of Rohmer's approach are easy to see. When he has fine, committed actors like Francoise Fabian and Jean-Louis Trintignant in Ma nuit chez Maud, he can create a flow and vibrancy in the story-telling that make us forget the didacticism of the script (who cares about Jansenism and Blaise Pascal, anyway?).

Where he fails is in not being able to create three-dimensional characters, or not being able to coax a good performance from an actor. The glaring example of this is Brialy in Le genou de Claire who, wearing a thick beard, seems to sleep-walk through his part: his erotic obsession with a girl's lissome kneecap never comes to life. In the film in question today, Bernard Verley has a bland, pudding-like face that hardly provokes any interest in the viewer. How can such a pallid bourgeois be appealing to a bohemian girl like her?

Francoise Verley as the wife has all the best moments; certainly the final scene is more interesting than what went before. She is not a beautiful woman, but her quiet strength and natural acting style are very convincing. Zouzou does not have the underlying restless energy and fierce sexuality you would expect in a girl who drifts from man to man, and her acting skills are minimal. All in all, a good film when concentrating on the family dynamics, but those scenes at the office between Verley and Zouzou are often tiresome.

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