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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

Writer:

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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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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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 81209 delivered on 14-12-1972. See more »

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[first lines]
Frédéric: Mommy's coming.
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How one man connects with female beauty
31 May 2002 | by rcantabileSee all my reviews

Whether Frederic is on the train, at home with his wife, or trying to figure out how he'll handle the ravishing Chloe from his past life, he seems to truly appreciate the beauty that surrounds him and he wrestles with how to respond.

I was particularly taken with the scene on the train when Frederic begins to explain how he is able to remain under control in the presence of so many beautiful women in the world. Simply acknowledging such beautiful creatures seems to be enough for this man, yet when Chloe arrives on the scene we begin to wonder if Frederic will fold under pressure.

I can surely identify with what Frederic feels on the train. It happens to all of us -- we are faced with beauty, and we must respond. How we respond is what makes life worth living.


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