Though happily married to his adoring wife, the bourgeois business executive Frédéric cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. His flirtations and fantasies remain harmless until Chloe, a single and audacious old flame, shows up at his office.
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The moment of the dream-imagination, more properly rêverie, of the magnetic necklace with the various actresses-characters from the previous moralistes films is, and will always be, one of the most extraordinarily atypical moments of Rhomer's films, being, however, quite logical within his rambling and speculative organization of romantic. Almendros was the right accomplice for this (ir)realistic affective geometry.
Look, but don’t touch.This is nuanced study of the ironies and paradoxes of relationships stands apart from many 20th century cinematic love triangles where adultery is the foregone conclusion.Throughout, Rohmer delineates the dynamics of romance and games often articulated by conversation, gesture, thought and expression as opposed to dynamic action focusing us on the character’s reflections and motivation.