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A.k.a.
Chloe in the Afternoon
Year
1972
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Eric Rohmer
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
4,844
Checks
1,285
Favs
116
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
9.0% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
116:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Éric Rohmer's L'amour l'après-midi (Love in the Afternoon, also sometimes called Chloe in the Afternoon) is the sixth of his Moral Tales and though it's sometimes as lackadaisical as the main character Frédéric's afternoons off work, it's really a quite complex character study. As with much of Rohmer, the interior monologue is particularly literate, and I loved some of the observations about physical attraction the film makes. Are we, in fact, attracted to people who remind us of the people we love, and might not there lay a trap for the likely adulterer, an incitement to love two people. The ending has an intriguing and poignant ambiguity as to Frédéric's wife, but we're squarely in his head the whole time, so even the grand seduction his old friend Chloe seems to be managing resists true understanding. We may look for mirroring between the two women, but is it a mirror only Frédéric is able to see? Rohmer really has a knack for creating riveting situations that in other hands would suffer from being slow and talky. 7 months 2 weeks ago
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    Limbesdautomne

    Fashion week season 1971. Sweatshirts and flower dresses pages.

    Read more in French on La Saveur des goûts amers.
    2 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #150 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #370 in The Criterion Collection
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  3. This movie ranks #750 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  4. This movie ranks #968 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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