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Pauline At The Beach (1983)

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Pauline a la Plage is the third of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes." Pauline (Amanda Langlet) is the teen-aged cousin of the seemingly more worldly and sensible Marion (Arielle Dombasle). Both girls become entwined in amorous escapades while vacationing at the beach. It gradually develops that Marion is the one least capable of handling herself, while Pauline grows in maturity from her summertime experiences. It is nothing short of amazing how Eric Rohmer can take the most

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Eric Rohmer

Mar 4, 2003

MGM Home Entertainment

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I hope that Pauline at the Beach will win new admirers for Mr. Rohmer, one of the most original and elegant film makers at work today in any country.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The result is a film of devastating irony and deep compassion.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Another masterpiece from French director Eric Rohmes about the different sides of love.

August 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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The beauty in the film is in the natural way the slight story evolves...

August 20, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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One of those small, deliberately paced, but charming foreign films in which not much happens plot wise, but a lot happens to the characters emotionally.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
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Pauline At The Beach is a return to form for a great director who in my opinion was stuck in a rut for the 5 or so years prior. This ain't no Clare's Knee but it does possess the same innocence and actually makes sense as a 'Comedies et Proverbes'. Some of the characters are better developed than others and I don't think much can be learnt from this film but it is very watchable and very likable and turns the phrase (that I hate), 'Coming of age' on its head somewhat. Oh, and no, I didn't just like it because it's got plenty of nudity in it! ;o)
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  • Pauline at the Beach (Pauline a la plage) (UK)
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