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Duncan Gray's rating of the film Comédies et Proverbes: Le rayon vert

In a pleasantly libertine Europe, where young strangers can just nod at one another by the beach and strike up plans for the evening, a painfully withdrawn young woman holds out for a rare chance at meaningful chemistry. The film is almost documentary-like, both in its offhand dialogue and supporting characters and in its relentless scrutiny of our heroine, who's resolutely herself. A triumph for Rohmer.