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3.9
784 Ratings

Full Moon in Paris

Les nuits de la pleine lune

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1984
Romance, Drama

Synopsis

Fed up with the suburbs and her sweet, steady stick-in-the-mud boyfriend, young interior decorator Louise independently decides to take a pied-à-terre apartment in Paris where she can sample the single life, which includes dealing with the come-ons of her indefatigable friend, Octave.

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Full Moon in Paris Directed by Éric Rohmer

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1984 | Winner: Best Actress

César Awards

1985 | 5 nominations including: Best Film

Viennale

2010

The fourth and most emotionally tumultuous of the elder statesmen of the nouvelle vague’s “Comedies and Proverbs” series leans closer to the moralistic than the humorous half its thematic epithet… Shot in Rohmer’s typically unadorned style, with an emphasis on dialogue and situational irony rather than decorous mise-en-scène, the film arrives very subtly at a climax all the more devastating for its inevitability.
April 15, 2015
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Full Moon is deeply poignant to watch again, especially, if like me, you had it bad for Ogier at the time. In 1984, she seemed impeccably glamorous, in a witty, wildly offbeat way; seen today in Full Moon, she looks oddly awkward and childlike, especially with that high-pitched sing-song voice that some French actresses (but by no means all) contrive to use to great effect.
April 14, 2015
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Out of this Lubitschian tangle Rohmer finds Le Beau Mariage in reverse, and couches it in terms of pure rhythm still unappreciated by bookish critics.
September 06, 2009
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