#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Adrien travels to a villa on the Riviera. He is on vacation and plans to relax. He shares the villa with a friend, Daniel, and a female stranger, Haydée. Haydée has many lovers, and both Adrien and Daniel despise her at first, but Adrien soon becomes more and more intrigued and infatuated.
Plot: A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
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Everyday life elevated into art
In The Collector, the first feature-length film of the Six Moral Tales series, mind-games, strategies, and overt manipulation thwart the possibility of satisfying relationships. The 54-minute film is beautifully photographed and has an elegance, charm, and wit that bears favorable comparison with his more acclaimed works. Adrien (Patrick Bauchau), an art dealer, and Daniel (Daniel Pommereulle), a painter spend the summer in a house on the French Riviera. Also vacationing there is Haydee (Haydee Politoff), an elegant but rather aloof young woman who sleeps with many boys in the area and has earned the title of “collectionneuse”, a collector of men. Adrien, smug and self-centered in a charming sort of way, is interested in Haydee but tells himself that her promiscuity is a trick for him to seduce her and he refuses.
The summer turns into a love triangle with Adrien convincing Daniel to pursue Haydee to ease the pressure of his own conflict between his rationalizing intellect and his passions. In the moral scheme of things, Haydee may represent the sexual revolution of the 60s and Adrien that of traditional morality, yet the film takes no sides, presenting the issues without judging the characters and giving us much to think about. The Collector is perhaps the most philosophical of the six but in the end the pursuit without passion leads to a feeling of emptiness and missed opportunities. Like most of Rohmer’s films, there are no peak dramatic moments or confrontations, just everyday life elevated into art.
A Film More Likable Than Its Characters
This is the fourth film in Eric Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales” film series, and, since I’m watching the six films in order, the fourth film in the “Six Moral Tales” series that I’ve seen, as well as the second best (after the excellent “My Night at Maud’s”).
However, as much as I love this film, a majority of the it’s characters are absolutely horrible people! But, I feel like this was intentional with at least a couple of these characters. For example. the character of Daniel is so utterly annoying and pathetic that I cannot help but believe that he is the type of character that was designed for the audience to hate. There’s one scene towards the end in which the main character (named Adrien) introduces Daniel to another character, and Daniel just insults him and his profession.
As unlikable as the characters may be, the film they’re in is wonderful. It’s entertaining, witty, well written, and beautifully made. The cinematography is absolutely lovely! This was Rohmer’s first color film, and it works wonderfully with color.
“La collectionneuse” is a genius work of art
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Éric Rohmer
Writer Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle
Actors Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package (restored version), 35 mm