Eric Rohmer

Suzanne’s Career

Suzanne’s Career

Bertrand bides his time in a casually hostile and envious friendship with college chum Guillaume. But when ladies’ man Guillaume seems to be making a play for the spirited, independent Suzanne, Bertrand watches bitterly with disapproval and jealousy. With its ragged black-and-white 16 mm photography and strong sense of 1960s Paris, Rohmer’s second “Moral Tale” is a wonderfully evocative portrait of youthful naiveté and the complicated bonds of friendship and romance.

Film Info

  • Eric Rohmer
  • France
  • 1963
  • 55 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #344

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film Nadja in Paris (1964)
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

Six Moral Tales

Six Moral Tales

DVD Box Set

6 Discs

$79.96

Out Of Print

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film Nadja in Paris (1964)
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
Suzanne’s Career
Cast
Catherine Sée
Suzanne
Philippe Beuzen
Bertrand
Christian Charrière
Guillaume
Diane Wilkinson
Sophie
Credits
Director
Eric Rohmer
Producer
Barbet Schroeder
Cinematography
Daniel Lacambre

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