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.



Eric Rohmer


Margaret Menegoz

production company

Les Films Ariane

Les Films du Losange







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