Eric Rohmer

La collectionneuse

La collectionneuse

A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men. Rohmer’s first color film, La collectionneuse pushes the Moral Tales into new, darker realms. Yet it is also a grand showcase for the clever and delectably ironic battle-of-the-sexes repartee (in a witty script written by Rohmer and the three main actors) and luscious, effortless Néstor Almendros photography that would define the remainder of the series.

Film Info

  • Eric Rohmer
  • France
  • 1967
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #346

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film A Modern Coed (1966)
  • A 1977 episode of the TVOntario program Parlons cinema, featuring an interview with Rohmer on La collectionneuse
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 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 A Modern Coed (1966)
  • A 1977 episode of the TVOntario program Parlons cinema, featuring an interview with Rohmer on La collectionneuse
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
La collectionneuse
Cast
Haydée Politoff
Haydée
Patrick Bauchau
Adrien
Daniel Pommereulle
Daniel
Alain Jouffroy
Writer
Mijanou
Carole
Annik Morice
Carole's friend
Denis Berry
Charlie
Seymour Hertzberg
Sam
Credits
Director
Eric Rohmer
Producer
Georges de Beauregard
Producer
Barbet Schroeder
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Music
Blossom Toes
Music
Giorgio Gomelsky
Editing
Jacquie Raynal
Associate producer
Alfred de Graaff

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By Phillip Lopate