L' Amour l'Après-Midi (Chloe in the Afternoon) (Love in the Afternoon) (1972)

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Eric Rohmer ends his cycle of Six Moral Tales with this delightful film starring Bernard Verley as Frédéric, a happily married man who discovers that he can't stop looking at beautiful women. As he says in a voice-over, "I feel marriage closes me in, cloisters me, and I want to escape." His escape comes to him in the form of Chloé (Zouzou), a woman from his past. Chloé had left for America as a successful model but has now returned to Paris, bored with her life and saddled with a man she doesn't … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Eric Rohmer
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On DVD: Aug 15, 2006
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Critic Reviews for L' Amour l'Après-Midi (Chloe in the Afternoon) (Love in the Afternoon)

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A wonderfully cool and lucid exposition of the twists and turns of its hero's thoughts.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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What makes Rohmer's films so sparkling and intelligent is the way in which he watches his characters. Nothing escapes him, and he uses the angle of a glance, the tilt of a head, the precise set of a mouth, in order to create wonderfully complex characters

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Just because Mr. Rohmer keeps his focus short, clear and precise, one sees deeply into the lives of his characters without the sort of pretentious distortions of most movies that deal in metapsors.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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In the couple's eventual rapprochement, Rohmer argues persuasively for a love illuminated by reason, a sexuality enhanced by self-awareness.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Though the film is talky and boring, its moral ethic lesson is compelling even if the hero isn't.

Full Review… | June 6, 2010
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