La Boulangère de Monceau (The Baker of Monceau)(The Girl at the Monceau Bakery) (2003)
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Centering on a moderately unlikable law-school graduate looking to run into a girl he found attractive while walking down the street, The Bakery Girl of Monceau presents a series of moral choices that are left up to the audience to sort out, appropriate given the fact that it was one of a series dealing with morality. This feels very honest, as I'm sure this sort of scenario happens pretty regularly, and the naturalistic way Rohmer captures the goings-on contributes to this feeling of realism. Sidenote: Please don't litter. The main character throws his garbage in the street several times and this kind of behavior is unacceptable. Walk a few seconds out of your way and find a trash can. It's not that hard.
This disc is likely to be enjoyed by lovers of French cinema but others will likely find it too short and the production values a bit low. For myself, I found the two shorts amusing and somewhat charming while they lasted, with the dialogue compensating for lack of production (particularly the sound). The interview is long and not engaging, so I do not rate that. All-in-all, I find the quality of the material to be fine but there not to be enough of it to be worth a queue slot.
The first of Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales," "The Baker of Monceau" is a breezy, ironic, first-person character study of a young, self-absorbed man in something he considers love--almost a comic French New Wave version of "Notes From Underground."
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