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The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)

La boulangère de Monceau (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Romance | 1963 (France)
A law student regularly visits a Paris bakery to flirt with a brunette employee.

Director:

Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbet Schroeder ... Young Man / Narrator
Claudine Soubrier Claudine Soubrier ... Jacqueline
Michèle Girardon ... Sylvie
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Storyline

Early new wave effort from Rohmer which was the first of his six moral tales. It concerns a young man who approaches a girl in the street, but after several days without seeing her again, he becomes involved with the girl in the local bakery. Eventually he has to choose between them when he arranges dates with them on the same day. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Short | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Algeria

Language:

French

Release Date:

1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baker of Monceau See more »

Filming Locations:

Monceau, Paris 8, Paris, France See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #343. See more »

Quotes

Young Man: Delicious. I could eat nothing but pastries.
Jacqueline: Me too.
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Followed by Suzanne's Career (1963) See more »

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A very interesting production indeed
8 August 2018 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

This should be the minimum for any beginner film maker today. Back than, censorship, poverty, and a rigid hierarchy make this production something worthy of a mature team. The camera is clean. The scenes are correct. The story is very rudimentary, yet well finished.

There is no magic in there. Sure, compared with the governmental production of the French back in the day, the film is quite refreshing. Still, parroting the half baked thoughts of film critics back in the day and talking about the je ne sais quoi of this movie, well, that's just pompousness.

Myself I have disliked the story. The story of an aggressive loser. Is he self absorbed? No. Rohmer is male absorbed and the women are just centerfolds pasted on the wall.


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