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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frédéric
... Chloé
Françoise Verley ... Hélène
... Gérard
Malvina Penne ... Fabienne
Elisabeth Ferrier ... Martine (as Babette Ferrier)
Tina Michelino ... The Passenger
Jean-Louis Livi ... The Colleague
Pierre Nunzi ... The Salesman
Irène Skobline ... The Saleslady
Frédérique Hender ... Mme. M.
Claude-Jean Philippe ... Mr. M.
Silvia Badescu ... The Female Student
Claude Bertrand ... The Male Student
Sylvaine Charlet ... The Landlady
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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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Finnish censorship visa # 81209 delivered on 14-12-1972. See more »

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Frédéric: Mommy's coming.
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Follows La carrière de Suzanne (1963) See more »

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To the Uninitiated a Bit Unfulfilling; However.....
17 February 2016 | by See 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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