La Collectionneuse
La Collectionneuse (1966)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1966
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Rohmer delivers a study of self-rationalization at its finest.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Wryly and delightfully witty.

Fernando F. Croce

A translucent comedy of procrastination

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film radiates with the charms derived from so-called sophisticated pleasures and a sneaky sense of perversion.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

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TV Guide

Almendros captures the beauty of Politoff and the scenery with an acute sense of detail.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Robert Brogan
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… More