Eric Rohmer

Love in the Afternoon

Love in the Afternoon

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

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
  • 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
Love in the Afternoon
Cast
Bernard Verley
Frédéric
Zouzou
Chloé
Françoise Verley
Hélène
Daniel Ceccaldi
Gérard
Malvina Penne
Fabienne
Babette Ferrier
Martine
Credits
Director
Eric Rohmer
Producer
Barbet Schroeder
Producer
Pierre Cottrell
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Cinematography
Jean-Claude Rivière
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot
Sound
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Sound
Michel Laurent
Mixed by
Jacques Carrère
Music
Arié Dzierlatka
Editing
Cécile Decugis
Editing
Martine Kalfon
Set decoration
Nicole Rachline

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