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Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

L'amour l'après-midi (original title)
Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

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Éric Rohmer

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Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Verley ... Frédéric
Zouzou ... Chloé
Françoise Verley Françoise Verley ... Hélène
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Gérard
Malvina Penne Malvina Penne ... Fabienne
Elisabeth Ferrier Elisabeth Ferrier ... Martine (as Babette Ferrier)
Tina Michelino Tina Michelino ... The Passenger
Jean-Louis Livi Jean-Louis Livi ... The Colleague
Pierre Nunzi Pierre Nunzi ... The Salesman
Irène Skobline Irène Skobline ... The Saleslady
Frédérique Hender Frédérique Hender ... Mme. M.
Claude-Jean Philippe Claude-Jean Philippe ... Mr. M.
Silvia Badescu Silvia Badescu ... The Female Student
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... The Male Student
Sylvaine Charlet Sylvaine Charlet ... The Landlady
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Storyline

The last of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma. Written by Will Gilbert

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 September 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Chloe in the Afternoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Les Films du Losange See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #348. See more »

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[first lines]
Frédéric: Mommy's coming.
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To the Uninitiated a Bit Unfulfilling; However.....
17 February 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I have been all over the map with the Six Moral Tales. In this one, a very handsome man who seems fixated on all attractive women (at times he is such a self-centered snob) and who has a waif-like wife and child at home, finds he is being pursued by the lover of a former friend. They begin a relationship, meeting in afternoons while he is supposedly at work. His job allows him freedom to roam while his wife is mostly at home. What happens between them is a continuous conversation about his right to do what he is doing. She is a strong, almost masculine woman (still quite attractive and sexy) and she allows him to be introspective all along the way. This becomes more a discussion on morals and the state of the world when it comes to how men and women treat each other, than a story of romantic interlude. Of course, one who sees this in isolation and knows nothing of Eric Rohmer, would first find it a bit dull, and then probably say how unrealistic it is. But a point is made. I saw all six of these films many years ago and am now looking at them more closely.


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