Six in Paris

A disappointingly lightweight collection of sketches, filmed in 16mm (blown up to 35mm) in an attempt to encourage experiment by reducing costs. Godard's contribution elaborates a story told in Une Femme est une Femme (about a girl who posts letters to her two lovers, then agonises that she got the envelopes mixed), interestingly but not very successfully shot cinéma-vérité style with Albert Maysles as cameraman. Rohmer and Rouch are desperately cramped for space; Douchet's episode is routine Nouvelle Vague sexual sparring; Pollet's is neatly observed but conventional. By far the best sketch is Chabrol's ruthlessly funny caricature of a bourgeois couple (played by himself and Audran) whose constant nagging, quarrelling and platitudinising drive their young son to resort to ear-plugs, with the result that he is blithely unaware of his mother's desperate cries for help when...

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Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Jean-Luc Godard
Screenwriter: Eric Rohmer, Jean Douchet, Claude Chabrol, Jean Rouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Georges Keller, Jean-Daniel Pollet
Cast: Barbet Schroeder
Nadine Ballot
Stéphane Audran
Micheline Dax
Joanna Shimkus
Claude Chabrol
Claude Melki
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