France (Eric Rohmer) Movies on DVD
A man mourning the absence of a woman he admired from afar finds solace with "The Bakery Girl Of Monceau" (1962). Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier star. "Suzanne's Career" (1963) has two friends fighting over a beautiful girl. With Catherine See, Philippe Beuzen. "La Collectioneuse" (1966) tracks the gamesmanship between a woman who "collects" men and two pals who may become her newest conquests. Haydee Politoff, Patrick Bauchau star. Jean-Louis Trintignant has a crisis of faith during an overnight encounter with Marie-Christine Barrault in "My Night At Maud's" (1969). An engaged diplomat on vacation is drawn to a teenage girl--well, to part of her--in "Claire's Knee" (1971), with Jean-Claude Brialy and Aurora Cornu. Lastly, in "Love In The Afternoon" (1972), a happily married executive is tempted by an old flame. Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Francoise Verley star. AKA: "Chloe in the Afternoon." 8 hrs. total on six discs. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; bonus shorts "Presentation/Charlotte and Her Steak" (1951), "Nadja In Paris" (1964), "A Modern Co-ed" (1966), "The Curve" (1969), "Veronique And Her Dunce" (1968); interviews; theatrical trailers. In French with English subtitles.
A 17th-century shepherd is falsely suspected of infidelity by his partner. Banished by her, he throws himself into a river and is believed to be drowned. However, his fortunes take a turn for the magical when he is rescued by a lovely creature of the enchanted forest. Writer/director Eric Rohmer's lyrical romantic drama, adapted from the book "L'Astree" by Honore d'Urfe, stars Andy Gillet, Stephanie Crayencour. 106 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.
Loosely based on a true story, this sublime drama from director Eric Rohmer follows the complex marriage between a Greek painter and her White Russian Army general husband in 1930s France. Over the course of four years, the couple finds their relationship challenged by the military man's complex political ideologies and his secret career as a spy against the Marxists, Soviets and Fascists. Katerina Didaskalou, Cyrielle Clair, Serge Renko star. 115 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.