Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

Director:

Éric Rohmer

Writer:

Éric Rohmer
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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 ... The Female Student
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... The Male Student
Sylvaine Charlet 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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Selected to open the 10th New York Film Festival

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Follows The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963) See more »

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Moral 101
9 December 2002 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Great film by Rohmer. Another one that puts moral dilemma to the "grand jour". Emotions, feelings, passion, love: those are the ingredients so dearly associated to Rohmer. He explores human fallibility by telling us the story of Frédéric (Bernard Verley). He's married to Hélène (Françoise Verley), but along the way comes Chloé (Zouzou). Will he let go to temptation?

Like other movies from Rohmer, "L'Amour l'après-midi" is presented like a book. It's a great combination of cinematic and literary experience.

Out of 100, I give it 84. That's good for *** out of ****.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 18th, 2002.


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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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