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A careless mother hires a young tutor to bring up her son's marks, as bad in mathematics as in French language... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Nicole Berger ... Véronique
Stella Dassas ... Madame
Alain Delrieu ... Madame's son

Directed by
Éric Rohmer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Éric Rohmer  dialogue
Éric Rohmer  scenario

Produced by
Claude Chabrol .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles L. Bitsch  (as Charles Bitsch)
Film Editing by
Jacques Gaillard 
Production Management
Jean Lavie .... production manager
Sound Department
Charles Akerman .... sound assistant
Jean-Claude Marchetti .... sound (as Jean Cl. Marchetti)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Levent .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Gisèle Chézeau .... assistant editor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Véronique et son cancre" - France (original title)
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18 min

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According to the film director, the dialogs were based, and sometimes actually sentences taken from real teachers and students' conversations.See more »
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
VERONICA AND HER DUNCE (Eric Rohmer, 1958) **1/2, 24 January 2010
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

Slight, atypical (being closer to Truffaut in its look at a mischievous lonely boy) but likable 18-minute short from Rohmer. The plot could not be simpler, what with a single setting (the dining-room of a flat) and only 3 characters (the child, his mother and his young female guardian). The latter overlooks the kid's studies during afternoons while his mum is away on some errand, asking her to be severe if necessary. Anyway, after a few tantrums, 'tutor' and student settle down to work at some arithmetic problems – but logic soon leads to confusion, and she cannot quite explain to him how to get at the requisite answer except that that is the way it should be done! Next, they tackle composition and she has a hard time convincing him on the need to elaborate with respect to a typical Thursday morning's activities – since one simply thinks about doing something and as such does not require further explanation! When the girl leaves, he is not yet ready and the mother has still not returned; though the boy assures her he will keep working on the essay, he takes to playing with his ball as soon as she exits. Enjoyable on the surface but full of often sardonic insight about methods of upbringing and teaching in the modern world.

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