Chloe in the Afternoon (L'amour l'après-midi)
Chloe in the Afternoon (L'amour l'après-midi) (1972)

Eric Rohmer ends his cycle of Six Moral Tales with this delightful film starring Bernard Verley as Frédéric, a happily married man who discovers that he can't stop looking at beautiful women. As he says in a voice-over, "I feel… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Time Out

A wonderfully cool and lucid exposition of the twists and turns of its hero's thoughts.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

In the couple's eventual rapprochement, Rohmer argues persuasively for a love illuminated by reason, a sexuality enhanced by self-awareness.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I suppose the ultimate point is whether or not Frédéric gives in, but the ride itself is quite fascinating.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What makes Rohmer's films so sparkling and intelligent is the way in which he watches his characters. Nothing escapes him, and he uses the angle of a glance, the tilt of a head, the precise set of a mouth, in order to create wonderfully complex characters

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though the film is talky and boring, its moral ethic lesson is compelling even if the hero isn't.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a beautiful character study about what it is to love one woman and yet be in love with all women

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Just because Mr. Rohmer keeps his focus short, clear and precise, one sees deeply into the lives of his characters without the sort of pretentious distortions of most movies that deal in metapsors.

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TV Guide

A fitting close to the series.

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Douglas Pratt
Movie City News

The film builds its emotional structure gradually