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La boulangère de Monceau (1963)

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

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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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Country:

France

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

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1.37 : 1
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La boulangère de Monceau is the first of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales". See more »

Quotes

Young Man: Delicious. I could eat nothing but pastries.
Jacqueline: Me too.
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Followed by La carrière de Suzanne (1963) See more »

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Slice of Life
9 April 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The first of "The Six Moral Tales" is taut and somewhat uneventful. Man is a selfish cad. Man falls in love from a distance but loses track of the young woman. His encounters with the bakery girl in question move toward an acknowledgment that second best is better than nothing. Hearts are broken and feelings hurt. The strength of the film is not in any recognizable plot but in the camera work of the alleyways of the setting. Everything is set in a kind of microcosm where all the principles are pushed together. It's almost as if there are no other streets in the city. The young man is so unlikeable and yet so driven as to continue to go to the little bakery and buy the same thing day after day, hoping to gain sight of his missing target. I agree with previous reviewers that this was probably practice for the great director. A little, inconsequential foray into serious filmmaking.


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