La Collectionneuse
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La Collectionneuse is the third of director Eric Rohmer's "Six contes moraux" (six moral tales), and also the first of the series to attain full feature-length status (each of the first two entries, La Boulangere de Monceau and La Carriere de la Suzanne, ran less than one hour). Patrick Bauchau plays a self-centered young man on summer holiday in the Mediterranean. He finds himself irresistibly attracted to Haydee (Haydee Politoff,) the aloof young woman who shares his St. Tropez villa. Haydee is a sexual libertine, a "collector of men" (hence the film's title), but… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wryly and delightfully witty."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"A translucent comedy of procrastination"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The film radiates with the charms derived from so-called sophisticated pleasures and a sneaky sense of perversion."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's as if the film were a kind of living notebook for what Rohmer was to do later, with greater ease and refinement."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Almendros captures the beauty of Politoff and the scenery with an acute sense of detail."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Rohmer delivers a study of self-rationalization at its finest."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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