Fifth about The Seventh

Love in the Afternoon (L’Amour, l’Après-midi)

Love in the Afternoon: the protagonist of Éric Rohmer, typically, spends a lot of his time making considerations about infidelity; the issue becomes less theoretical when an old acquaintance shows up in his life out of nowhere. The dialogues and voice-overs are, also typically, very present and are generally very interesting to listen to. It is also nicely read and reacted to by Bernard Verley, as the man in question, and Zouzou, who plays the woman who makes his beliefs potentially crumble down. Costume designer Daniel Hechter-Vog does his utmost best to make every woman on screen, Zouzou in particular, to be appealing. The film flows well, as editor Cécile Decugis keeps the dialogue rolling without interruption and avoids the traditional coverage. Nicely shot by cinematographer Néstor Almendros.

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