The concluding installment (1972) of Eric Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales.” A happily married man resolves to seduce the young woman who was the cause of a friend’s near breakdown—perhaps to punish her, perhaps to feel the thrill of a genuinely destructive amour fou. Meanwhile his wife is also contemplating an affair. In the couple’s eventual rapprochement, Rohmer argues persuasively for a love illuminated by reason, a sexuality enhanced by self-awareness. With Bernard Verley, Zouzou, and Francoise Fabian.
Chloe in the Afternoon
R • 1 hour 37 min • 1972