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A.k.a.
The Collector
Year
1967
Runtime
89 min.
Director
Eric Rohmer
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
3,276
Checks
1,654
Favs
128
Dislikes
14
Favs/checks
7.7% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    One of Eric Rohmer's moral tales, La collectionneuse scans like a French novel, all philosophical interior monologue, but the trick to such narratives is to question the narrator's point of view. In this case, Patrick Bauchau's Adrien is the lead character, but not central to the drama. Rather, he and his sadistic artist friend share a friend's summer villa with Haydée, a young woman who they are absolutely wretched to. Because she's sex positive, she's necessarily a "collector of men", and because she doesn't sleep with THEM, she's insignificant or a tease. Regardless, she's an object to them, and the male gaze is established almost from the first shot. Each character gets a prologue, and hers is silent, body-centric. They are Rohmer characters, intellectuals who feel the need to justify themselves and their impulses, but she's an enigma. Except she isn't. She can be taken at face value. It's Adrien who reframes her being, who makes her every word and action about himself. The ending very much exemplifies his narcissism and hypocrisy, saying one thing in voice-over, then proving himself wrong in the action. If his POV wasn't suspect before (and it was), then you need to go back after reevaluate everything he said before, and everything you believed about the situation. 4 years ago
  2. MrCarmady's avatar

    MrCarmady

    Gorgeous looking film 13 years 5 months ago
  3. mcmakattack's avatar

    mcmakattack

    Beautiful, well composed cinematography with droning, unlikable characters. (6/10) 4 months ago
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In 4 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #80 in Time Out's The 100 Best French Films
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  2. This movie ranks #205 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  3. This movie ranks #385 in The Criterion Collection
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  4. This movie ranks #400 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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