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Suzanne's Career (1963)

La carrière de Suzanne (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1963 (France)
The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

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Éric Rohmer

Writer:

Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Sée Catherine Sée ... Suzanne
Philippe Beuzen Philippe Beuzen ... Bertrand
Christian Charrière Christian Charrière ... Guillaume
Diane Wilkinson Diane Wilkinson ... Sophie
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In the second of Rohmer's moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as part of Rohmer's attempt to more easily simulate the mindscape quality of literature within a film. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Carreira de Suzane See more »

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Les Films du Losange 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 #344. See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Okay Rohmer Film
28 December 2015 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

This is the second film in French director Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" film series. I'm watching the films in order, and so far I've only gotten to the first two ("The Bakery Girl of Monceau" and this one), and, out of those two films, this one is probably the most bland.

Trust me, there's plenty of positive things to be said about "Suzanne's Career". There's some pretty good characters, a nice love story, and some really interesting and artistic filmmaking/storytelling techniques. However, the film is, overall, kind of bland and, at times, even quite boring! For an only 55 minute film, it went by pretty slow, even if there were quite a few neat things about it along the way.

Overall, the film is recommended if you're planning on watching all six of the "Six Moral Tales" film series. Otherwise, there's no real reason to watch this unless you're a big fan of French/romantic cinema.


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