Six in Paris


Time Out says

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...


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

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