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Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)

Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak (original title)
Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After ... See full summary »

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Éric Rohmer
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Jean-Luc Godard ... Walter
Stéphane Audran ... Charlotte (recorded 1961) (voice)
Anna Karina ... Clara (recorded 1961) (voice)
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Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After saying good-bye to Clara, Walter accompanies Charlotte into her house, although she doesn't want him to. Charlotte is hungry and cooks a steak. She asks Walter if he wants a piece of it. He says no, but she gives him a small piece anyway. He wants a kiss, and she says no. She starts to compare herself with Clara, who Walter agrees is more beautiful. In spite of this, Walter says he likes Charlotte much more, but she thinks he is lying. She notices that he is cold and shivering. She hugs him, he kisses her, and she starts kissing him. After leaving the house he accompanies her to the train. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Comedy | Short | Romance

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The film was first shot in 1951 with no sound. In 1961, a soundtrack was added and the film was first shown at the Journées internationales du court métrage. See more »

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Early Rohmer
29 December 2015 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

After seeing four of Eric Rohmer's films (this one being the fourth), I've become a pretty big fan of his work. However, two of the films of his that I've seen came across as a little bland, even if they had good things about them. Those two films are "Suzanne's Career" and "Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak" (the film I'm reviewing right now), which both earned a 6/10 rating from me.

The main issue I have with these two films is that they don't really have much that stuck out as being particularly good about them! In "Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak" nothing really interesting happens. It's all pretty much one conversation, that ends in romance, and while it's possible to take that concept and make something really interesting and beautiful out of it, Rohmer doesn't really do it here. Sure, there's some pretty witty dialogue and it's a very well made short, but other than that, there isn't all too much worth mentioning.

Overall, if you want to see EVERY Rohmer film, you might as well check it out.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlotte e Seu Bife See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Guy de Ray See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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