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Éric Rohmer (1920–2010)


Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, some have argued convincingly that, in truth, he has ... See full bio »

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(age 89) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

My Night at Maud's
(1969)
Claire's Knee
Claire's Knee Director
(1970)
Summer
Summer Director
(1986)

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Other Works:

Directed Rosette music video "Bois ton café, il va être froid" (1986). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 6 Interviews | 17 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gilbert Cordier | Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer | Maurice Scherer

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on My Night at Maud's (1969)] What retains your interest in this film is the fact that my characters have a discourse to give, while in the majority of films, this is absent. Note that in general, I have always had misgivings about discursive films. But you are often attracted by things which seem the most unattractive and the most perilous to you. My idea was precisely to integrate a discourse ... See more »

Trivia:

Brother of philosopher and actor René Schérer. See more »

Trademark:

Populates his movies with people in their twenties. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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