In this talky lighthearted slow-paced melodrama, Jerome, a cultural attache, spends his last summer holidays as a bachelor at Lake Annecy where he meets Aurora, an Italian writer and old friend. She talks him into a flirt with his landlady's teenage daughter, Laura, which he indulges in until he meets and falls for Laura's blonde half-sister Claire and develops a desire to caress her knee. Jerome eventually dares to try his luck with Claire, only to realize that, unlike with Laura, his affections this time are mostly one-sided.
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #347. See more
The shadow of the boom mic is visible on the ground when Amber and Laura sit in the meadow, and then is seen on her shirt as she stands. See more
What are you doing on this bridge? You know it's the Lovers' Bridge?
Aurora, the novelist
My coffee grounds predicted an encounter, but it was only you. You didn't even recognize me. Have I changed that much?
Not at all. You're prettier and younger than ever. But, I was steering the boat and, besides, I don't look at the ladies anymore. That's right. I'm getting married.
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