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Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) (1999)



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The fourth and final of a series of films based on the seasons, following A Tale of Springtime, A Winter's Tale, and A Summer's Tale. Magali (Beatrice Romand) is a widowed wine producer from the south of France. Her best friend, Isabelle (Marie Riviere), decides to play matchmaker and find Magali a new husband. By putting an ad in the newspaper Isabelle finds a nice man, Gerald, to pair with her lonely friend. However, she is not the only one playing matchmaker. Magali's son's girlfriend introduces Magali to a former flame of hers, Etienne. Complications arise at Isabelle's daughter's wedding when both men arrive to meet Magali at the same time.


Mathieu Davette
as Grégoire
Yves Alcais
as Jean-Jacques
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Critic Reviews for Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment.

July 21, 2005

Though you wouldn't know it from Hollywood's kids 'r us obsessions, directors actually can improve as they advance in age.

February 14, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

As sublimely warming an experience as the autumn sun that shines benevolently on the vineyard owned by the film's central character, Magali.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Eric Rohmer is the KFC of international cinema. The 79-year- old director has been doing just one thing for decades, but he does it right.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a solidly entertaining effort -- the kind of movie that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates discerning comedy.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If a part of me has resisted and sometimes even resented his mastery, this undoubtedly can be traced to a problem with realism that his work as a whole throws into relief. To put it crudely, why reproduce the real world when we have the thing itself?

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne)

I didn't see the other three films but it wasn't hard to pick up the tale. A very interesting tale of match making for the middle aged played very well.

John Ballantine
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