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Pauline at the Beach
     

Pauline at the Beach

Director: Eric Rohmer,

Cast: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory

 

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Pauline a la Plage is the third of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes." Pauline (Amanda Langlet) is the teen-aged cousin of the seemingly more worldly and sensible Marion (Arielle Dombasle). Both girls become entwined in amorous escapades while vacationing at the beach. It gradually develops that Marion is the one least capable of handling

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Pauline a la Plage is the third of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes." Pauline (Amanda Langlet) is the teen-aged cousin of the seemingly more worldly and sensible Marion (Arielle Dombasle). Both girls become entwined in amorous escapades while vacationing at the beach. It gradually develops that Marion is the one least capable of handling herself, while Pauline grows in maturity from her summertime experiences. It is nothing short of amazing how Eric Rohmer can take the most conventional and obvious of material and weave something as charming and profound as Pauline at the Beach.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Plot is rarely the strong point of Eric Rohmer's films; he tends to be much less interested in what characters are doing than in why they are doing them. This is very much the case with the lovely, fragile Pauline at the Beach, in which Rohmer gathers together a group of individuals, mixes them up in various pairings and then sits back to see how they come out. Clearly, there is more structure to the film than that, but it is Rohmer's gift to create films that have this natural, casual feeling to them, as if they happened more or less by chance. Witty, ironic, compassionate and observant, Pauline has a great deal to say about relationships and the roles people (consciously and unconsciously) assume around and with one other. Although Rohmer's pacing is deliberate, the film is never dull; rather, the director is giving the audience the time to experience and discover things along with the characters. Rohmer's cast is excellent, with young Amanda Langlet giving a performance of subtlety and assurance that is remarkable. Beautifully realized, Pauline is a treasure for movie fans that prefer films that whisper rather than boldly proclaim their charms.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2016
UPC:
0738329193522
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kino Classics
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
30,000

Special Features

Trailer; Interview with Eric Rohmer; *interview excerpt from Cinema de Notre Temps: Eric Rohmer, preuves à l'appui directed by André Labarthe

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Disc #1 -- Pauline at the Beach
1. Pauline & Marion [:00]
2. Talking About Love [:00]
3. Old & New Flames [:00]
4. Young Romance [:00]
5. Amorous Escapades [:00]
6. Sex, Love & Misunderstanding [:00]
7. The Truth Hurts [:00]
8. Impossibility Of Love [:00]
9. Reconciliation [:00]
10. Uniqueness [:00]

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