Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak


Comedy / Romance / Short

IMDb Rating 6.4 10 796


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November 12, 2020



Anna Karina as Katia
Jean-Luc Godard as Lang's Assistant Director
Stéphane Audran as Alice Sénéchal
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13.39 MB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
12 min
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168.37 MB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
12 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Rodrigo_Amaro 6 / 10 / 10

Purely enjoyable

Eric Rohmer's short "Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak" (something like "Presentation or Charlotte and her steak") follows Walter, Charlotte and Clara on an ordinary day simply walking on a snowy place. Then, Walter takes Charlotte to her home, spends some time with her with one single purpose: to kiss her, telling he's in love with her but also provoking her by telling that he likes Clara best. Charlotte refuses giving him a kiss, and only offers a piece of her steak as lunch. In the meantime, they have some conversations about trivial things while he still tries to get a kiss from the girl. Here's an unusual and forgettable short film whose major attractive is to see Jean-Luc Godard as an actor, and he's a good one. There's nothing so interesting about the story, although it's quite charming, a little bit funny but nothing memorable or dignifying of a great director. It was filmed in 1951 with two actresses, who were later dubbed by another (and more famous!) actresses, Anna Karina and Stéphane Audran, so the only one who's really present is Godard. It's well made, very nice, enjoyable, exclusively and purely that! 6/10

Reviewed by framptonhollis 6 / 10 / 10

Early Rohmer

After seeing four of Eric Rohmer's films (this one being the fourth), I've become a pretty big fan of his work. However, two of the films of his that I've seen came across as a little bland, even if they had good things about them. Those two films are "Suzanne's Career" and "Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak" (the film I'm reviewing right now), which both earned a 6/10 rating from me. The main issue I have with these two films is that they don't really have much that stuck out as being particularly good about them! In "Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak" nothing really interesting happens. It's all pretty much one conversation, that ends in romance, and while it's possible to take that concept and make something really interesting and beautiful out of it, Rohmer doesn't really do it here. Sure, there's some pretty witty dialogue and it's a very well made short, but other than that, there isn't all too much worth mentioning. Overall, if you want to see EVERY Rohmer film, you might as well check it out.

Reviewed by tcmaniac-258-559153 6 / 10 / 10

Early Short Follows Roemers Theme

I won't add anymore to the short plot already well described by previous reviewers. I give this short experiment a positive review for its ability to captivate me. I happen to glimpse the snowy but inviting landscape and hear the mysterious opening soundtrack and without having any idea what film happen to be streaming on my monitor I stopped to watch. I found it very charming especially the young man scheming to get a kiss from Charlotte. I didn't find out until it was over that it was directed by Eric Roemer. Furthermore I didn't find out until just now on IMDb that the charming young man was Jean-Luc Godard. Having already seen all six Moral Tales, I'd like to point out that this film follow Roemers pattern of featuring a man choosing between two women. If for no other reason than getting a chance to see young Godard, I suggest looking it up. Its available on Hulu.

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