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Love in the Afternoon

Eric Rohmer

 
  • France
  • 1972
  • 93 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #348

Though happily married to his adoring wife Hélène, with whom he is expecting a second child, the thoroughly bourgeois business executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. His flirtations and fantasies remain harmless until Chloé (played by the mesmerizing Zouzou), an audacious, unencumbered old flame, shows up at his office, embodying the first genuine threat to Frédéric’s marriage. The luminous final chapter to Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” is a tender, sobering, and wholly adult affair that leads to perhaps the most overwhelmingly emotional moment in the entire series.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Video afterword with director and writer Neil LaBute
  • Rohmer’s short film Véronique and Her Dunce (1958)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Film Essays

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Clippings

A Rohmer Farewell

January 19, 2010

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Film Essays

Love in the Afternoon: Marriage, Rohmer-Style

By Armond WhiteAugust 14, 2006

The appearance of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales in the midst of the Sixties’ sexual revolution . . . Read more »