La Collectionneuse


La Collectionneuse (1966)


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In this film, Patrick Bauchau plays a self-centered young man on summer holiday in the Mediterranean. He finds himself irresistibly attracted to Haydee Politoff, the aloof young woman who shares his St. Tropez villa. The man assumes that the girl's promiscuity is deliberately calculated to prompt him to seduce her.


Critic Reviews for La Collectionneuse

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The natural splendors of blue water, rocky shore, bright sky, and hilly terrain provide a serene setting for the eternal struggles of man versus man, man versus woman, and man versus his own worst instincts.

Sep 12, 2016 | Full Review…

To watch a film like this, or any Rohmer film, creates a sense of peaceful regard in me. He isn't afraid of losing my attention with too much dialogue, or too little action. He invites me to arrive at my own moral judgments.

May 18, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Wryly and delightfully witty.

Jun 24, 2006
Time Out
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It's as if the film were a kind of living notebook for what Rohmer was to do later, with greater ease and refinement.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5

Rohmer's impossibly light, graceful way of posing profound moral questions hasn't yet wholly coalesced, though this 1966 film does have his soft, slow rhythm.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A translucent comedy of procrastination

Nov 16, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for La Collectionneuse


La Collectionneuse makes an effort and winds up being silly. This is fine if you are easy-going and collect French films from the 60s. If not, you may find the film easy to dislike.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

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