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A Tale of Springtime (1990)
"Conte de printemps" (original title)

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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

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Anne Teyssèdre ...
Jeanne
Hugues Quester ...
Igor
Florence Darel ...
Natacha
Eloïse Bennett ...
Ève
Sophie Robin ...
Gaëlle
Marc Lelou ...
Gildas
François Lamore ...
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy flat; she's loaned hers to a cousin, so she accepts the invitation of Natasha, a music student whom she meets at a party, to sleep in her father Igor's bedroom because he's always with his young girlfriend, Eve. Natasha tells Jeanne a story of a missing necklace and her suspicions of Eve. They all meet at dinner, then again at Igor's country house. Is Natasha scheming to get Igor and Jeanne together alone? Once alone, what determines how they choose to act? And the necklace, what of it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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4 April 1990 (France)  »

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A Tale of Springtime  »

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$201,332 (USA)
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First installment of the "Tales of Four Seasons" series. See more »

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Followed by Autumn Tale (1998) See more »

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les Chants de l'aube
Written by Robert Schumann
Performed by Florence Darel
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intellectually pleasing, but sometimes ponderous
22 September 1999 | by (US Naval Antarctic Station) – See all my reviews

To summarize, the film is basically about the beginning of a friendship between two women: a philosophy teacher and a younger pianist. The pianist wants to set up the philosopher with her father, who is already seeing someone else.

The resulting tensions play out at a summer cottage. The film is mostly dialog, and every feeling or impulse gets examined. Which makes sense, because of the bourgeois, self-involved bent of the characters.

I think the greatest point of action is when a dish gets nearly dropped (but it's saved and the characters then argue over who was to blame).

Although it has some pleasing insights, I wouldn't recommend the film to most people because it's simply too ponderous. Frankly it could use some comic relief. The fine country setting mitigates the over-intellectualizing somewhat, but Rohmer has made other films that are better.


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