Bourgeois business executive Frédéric is happily married to his adoring wife and his perfectly ordered life passes by pleasantly enough. However, he cannot help but feel tempted to pursue other women. His desires remain unacted upon until Chloe, a beautiful old acquaintance, shows up at his office.
Mischievous flirtations, wistful daydreams, and philosophical musings abound in this elegant final chapter of Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales, which gently nudges at bourgeois values, often over espressos at chic Parisian cafes. Zouzou’s half-otherworldly, half-earthy charm both captivates and disturbs.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France