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Diary of a Seducer (1996)

Le journal du séducteur (original title)
A few stories are mixed, but all starts with Claire who one day brings back to Gregoire one of his books found at the university. Gregoire is the tenebrous romantic king, and Claire falls ... See full summary »


Danièle Dubroux


Danièle Dubroux (screenplay), Søren Kierkegaard (essay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiara Mastroianni ... Claire
Melvil Poupaud ... Gregoire
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ... Hubert, the Psychiatrist
Serge Merlin Serge Merlin ... Robert, Gregoire's Neighbour
Mathieu Amalric ... Sebastien
Danièle Dubroux Danièle Dubroux ... Anne, Claire's Mother
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Hugo
Micheline Presle ... Diane
Jacques Nolot ... One of Psychiatrist's Patient
Denis Podalydès ... Accompanying Male Nurse
Karin Viard ... Charlotte
Laurent Charoy Laurent Charoy ... Edouard (frozen man)
Bénédicte Darblay Bénédicte Darblay ... Girl at Cafe's
Klaus Gerke Klaus Gerke ... Klaus
Philippe Giangreco Philippe Giangreco ... 2nd Furniture Mover


A few stories are mixed, but all starts with Claire who one day brings back to Gregoire one of his books found at the university. Gregoire is the tenebrous romantic king, and Claire falls in love with him. But there is also Gregoire's circle, his disturbing neighbour, his maybe crazy grandmother Diane, his former teacher Hugo. And this is mixed up with Sebastien's attempts to seduce Claire then her mother Anne. And also Claire's psychiatrist. Written by Yepok

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Release Date:

2 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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Writing Credit?
12 October 2006 | by moroccanwaltzSee all my reviews

I don't know why Soren Kierkeggard is given a writing credit on this movie because the story line is not at all the storyline from his "Diary of the Seducer" nor are even the names the same (Johannes de Silento? Cordelia?, nor the setting, nor the grappling with Hegelian dialectics, nor is anything at all similar to K.'s wonderful strange essay in Either/Or. It is one thing to tweak some areas of the story, like Romeo and Juliet in Westside Story (which does not cite "Shakespeare" as the writer), but this is just silly. And "doing" philosophy, or "talking about" philosophy does not make you a character in a historical/ philosophical work.

I really do think someone should make a movie based on Kierkegaard's work, but it is a little disingenuous to claim that this is a movie based on the essay.

Of course some people think Caddyshack is the most philosophical movie of all time.

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