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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:

Biography "Hitchcock" (with Claude Chabrol). 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:

The art of cinema takes us back to the world, if it is true that the other arts have distanced us from it. It has forced us, throughout the course of its history, and forces us still, to take the world into consideration. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011). See more »

Trademark:

Avoids extradiegetic music. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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