Pauline at the beach = Pauline a la plage

France, 1982

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Episode number 3 of Series “Comedies et proverbes”.
Third in Rohmer’s series “Comedies et Proverbes” this gentle comedy of adult sexual mores, has as its motto a saying of Chretien de Troyes “Qui trop parole, il se mesfait” “A wagging tongue bites itself”. Pauline joins her cousin for a holiday by the sea and has her fifteen year old eyes opened to the duplicity, hypocrisy and plain silliness of adult sexual politics. As the eponymous heroine, Amanda Langlet gives a beautifully subdued performance. Winner of Best Director award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1983. French language with English subtitles.

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