The Collector (1967)

Director
Eric Rohmer

Main cast
Patrick Bauchau; Haydée Politoff; Daniel Pommereulle; Alain Jouffroy; Mijanou Bardot

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Romance

Description
A bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.


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