Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach (1983)

Genres - Romance, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 29, 1983 (USA - Unknown), Jul 29, 1983 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Pauline a la Plage is the third of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes." Pauline (Amanda Langlet) is the teen-aged cousin of the seemingly more worldly and sensible Marion (Arielle Dombasle). Both girls become entwined in amorous escapades while vacationing at the beach. It gradually develops that Marion is the one least capable of handling herself, while Pauline grows in maturity from her summertime experiences. It is nothing short of amazing how Eric Rohmer can take the most conventional and obvious of material and weave something as charming and profound as Pauline at the Beach.



beach, cousin, vacation, manipulation, old-flame, teenagers, womanizer