Adam Markovitz
October 22, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Six in Paris

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
93 minutes
performer
Claude Chabrol, Stephane Audran, Jean-Pierre Andreani
director
Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet
author
Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet
genre
Foreign Language, Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C+

Eric Rohmer and Jean-Luc Godard are among the directors who pitched in for this anthology, which packs nearly every bad New Wave stereotype — pompous dialogue, plot-phobic storytelling, etc. — into its slim run time. Though each of the neighborhood-themed pieces is uniquely odd in Six in Paris, there seems to be a common theme: Mid-’60s Paris was no place for a young woman. You’d likely be hounded by lotharios, duped by a nude model, or brained in a freak accident. But there is a glimmer of hope à la française. Those who survive might eventually become charming prostitutes, like the one played by the lovely Micheline Dax. C+

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