Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales - The Criterion Collection (DVD - SONE 1)
The multifaceted, deeply personal dramatic universe of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making Cahiers du cinéma, Rohmer began translating his written manifestos to film in the sixties, standing apart from his new-wave contemporaries, like François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, with his patented brand of gently existential, hyperarticulate character studies set against vivid seasonal landscapes. This near genre unto itself was established with his audacious and wildly influential series Six Moral Tales. A succession of jousts between fragile men and the women who tempt them, Six Moral Tales unleashed on the film world a new voice, one that was at once sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating.
The Bakery Girl Of Monceau
A law student (played by producer and future director Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery. But is he truly interested, or is she just a sweet diversion?
“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, Laura’s long-legged, blonde stepsister, Claire.
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.
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 Chloe (played by the mesmerizing Zouzou), an audacious, unencumbered old flame, shows up at his office, embodying the first genuine threat to Frédéric’s marriage.
My Night At Maud's
Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, a pious Catholic engineer in his early thirties, he lives by a strict moral code in order to rationalize his world, drowning himself in mathematics and the philosophy of Pascal. After spotting the delicate, blonde Françoise at Mass, he vows to make her his wife, although when he unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the bold, brunette divorcée Maud, his rigid ethical standards are challenged.
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.
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- <B>The Bakery Girl Of Monceau</b>
- Moral Tales, Filmic Issues, a new video conversation with Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder
- Rohmer’s short film Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1951)
- <b>Claire's Knee</b>
- Rohmer’s short film The Curve (1999)
- An excerpt from the French television program Le journal du cinéma, featuring interviews with Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, and Laurence de Monahagan
- <B>La Collectionneuse</b>
- 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
- <b>Love In The Afternoon</B>
- Video afterword with director and writer Neil LaBute
- Rohmer’s short film Véronique and Her Dunce (1958)
- <b>My Night At Maud's</b>
- "On Pascal," (1965), directed by Rohmer for the educational TV series En profil dans le texte
- A 1974 episode of the French television program Télécinéma, featuring interviews with star Jean-Louis Trintignant, film critic Jean Douchet, and producer Pierre Cottrell
- <B>Suzanne's Career</b>
- Rohmer’s short film Nadja in Paris (1964)
|Spilletid||7 timer 55 minutter||Aldersgrense||15|
|Undertekster||Engelsk||Lydformater||Mono 1.0 (Fransk)|
|Bildeformater||Fullscreen 4:3||Regissør||Eric Rohmer|
|Skuespillere||Aurora Cornu, Barbet Schroeder, Bernard Verley, Francoise Fabian, Haydee Politoff, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laurence De Monaghan, Patrick Bauchau, Zouzou||Bestillingsnummer||CRRN1640DVD|
|Serie||The Criterion Collection|
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