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Suzanne's Career (1963)

La carrière de Suzanne (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1963 (France)
The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

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Éric Rohmer

Writer:

Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Sée Catherine Sée ... Suzanne
Philippe Beuzen Philippe Beuzen ... Bertrand
Christian Charrière Christian Charrière ... Guillaume
Diane Wilkinson Diane Wilkinson ... Sophie
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In the second of Rohmer's moral tales, he examines the relationship between two friends and a girl who at first appears easily exploited. It is a complex tale of feelings and misconceptions, acted out within the head of the main character, as part of Rohmer's attempt to more easily simulate the mindscape quality of literature within a film. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

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1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Carreira de Suzane See more »

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Les Films du Losange See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #344. See more »

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Follows The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963) See more »

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Like watching a well made home movie
2 June 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Suzanne's Career" is a rather slow moving story about three friends. One is a bit of a Romeo and is focused on his current conquest, Suzanne. The other is a friend who narrates the film. His role is odd--he just hangs around the two and acts a bit like a chaperon--a chaperon who disappears when the pair want to sleep together. Eventually, the simple girl, Suzanne, turns out to be a bit more clever than either guy had expected and soon begins to make eyes at the chaperon. What is going on here? See the film yourself if you'd like to know.

Watching "Suzanne's Career" reminds me of a home movie--a very good home movie, but a home movie nonetheless. It appears to have been made using an 8mm camera, is quite grainy, have occasionally sloppy edits and has no titles or introduction. The camera also appears to have been hand-held at times and is, occasionally, a bit jerky. Because of all these factors and the non-professional style of the acting, it's not very easy to take this film seriously. The way I see it, it's a way for Eric Rohmer fans to see his early works in order to see how much he improved and evolved over the next few decades. And because of all this, it's NOT a movie for the casual viewer--more for the die-hard Rohmer fans. And, because I assume this was only made for Rohmer and his New Wave buddies, I really don't think it's possible to score this one.

By the way, twice in the film the line "Girls like to be forced" was repeated. How very progressive!!


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