Pauline At The Beach
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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 conventional and obvious of material and weave something as charming and profound as… More
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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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The beauty in the film is in the natural way the slight story evolves..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The result is a film of devastating irony and deep compassion."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Another masterpiece from French director Eric Rohmes about the different sides of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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