Watch: L’Amour l’après-midi 1972 123movies, Full Movie Online – The last of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma..
Plot: The last of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales. Frederic leads a bourgeois life; he is a partner in a small Paris office and is happily married to Helene, a teacher expecting her second child. In the afternoons, Frederic daydreams about other women, but has no intention of taking any action. One day, Chloe, who had been a mistress of an old friend, begins dropping by his office. They meet as friends, irregularly in the afternoons, till eventually Chloe decides to seduce Frederic, causing him a moral dilemma.
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Great film by Rohmer. Another one that puts moral dilemma to the “grand jour”. Emotions, feelings, passion, love: those are the ingredients so dearly associated to Rohmer. He explores human fallibility by telling us the story of Frédéric (Bernard Verley). He’s married to Hélène (Françoise Verley), but along the way comes Chloé (Zouzou). Will he let go to temptation?
Like other movies from Rohmer, “L’Amour l’après-midi” is presented like a book. It’s a great combination of cinematic and literary experience.
Out of 100, I give it 84. That’s good for *** out of ****.
Seen at home, in Toronto, on November 18th, 2002.
A mysterious, wonderful film
First let me state one thing categorically; Eric Rohmer is for me the greatest of all French film directors. I say this with reservations. Let me get them out of the way. Not once does he give us one example of same sex lovers; either male or female. This despite the obvious fact that he must have worked with some homosexual or bisexual actors. Quite simply he blanked out a significant aspect of love. To my knowledge no book on or about his work has questioned this. His whole work explores in so many permutations love and yet he ignored an essential part of loving and sexuality. Conservative reserve ? Lack of interest ? A question of religious beliefs ? My other reservation is that his ‘ costume ‘ dramas are not in the same league as his three major series: ‘Six Moral Tales ‘, ‘ Comedies and Proverbs ‘ and ‘ Tales of the Four Seasons ‘. The films in these series are almost flawless, and certainly no other film director I can think of has created such a wonderful, mysterious set of films. ‘ L’amour, l’apres-midi ‘ has to be seen again and again for the questions it poses around fidelity to a person one has chosen for life. It is not a comfortable film, and Zouzou who plays Chloe should have worked with him in other films. She gives one of the best performances in all of his work. She has the spark of greatness in her that compares well with Isabelle Huppert, even down to the voice. Another slight gripe is did Rohmer actually see her potential for so many of his other roles ? I will give no spoilers and only say that a superficial interpretation of the scenario of this complex film is ridiculous. All is not what it seems. What does it REALLY say about love ? A major question to be asked by every viewer. But what is unquestionable is that it is a masterpiece.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Éric Rohmer
Writer Éric Rohmer
Actors Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,674 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package (restored version), 35 mm