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My Night at Maud's (1969)

Ma nuit chez Maud (original title)
The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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The narrator (Jean-Louis), a devout Catholic, moves to a provincial town and vows to marry Francoise, a pretty blond he notices at mass. Vidal, an old school friend, invites him to visit the recently divorced Maud, and the narrator ends up staying the night, having philosophical discussions in her bedroom. Next morning the narrator engineers a meeting with Francoise. Written by Will Gilbert

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22 March 1970 (USA)  »

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Cinematic film debut for Marie-Christine Barrault. See more »

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When Trintignant accepts to climb into bed with Fabian, he motions for her to pass him the blanket, extending his right hand holding a lit cigarette. The next shot from the side shows him grasping the blanket with a cigarette-free right hand. See more »

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Vidal: I love feeling your toes beneath the bedspread.
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Follows La carrière de Suzanne (1963) See more »

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A Paradox of a Great Film
26 September 1998 | by (Carrboro, NC) – See all my reviews

Only Rohmer could concoct a love triangle based on the age-old Pascal Paradox. To risk all for the ultimate gain. A gamble. The level of dialog is seldom equaled in other films (even his own); this one's a delight from start to finish. It is also lovingly photographed and charmingly acted. A first rate film all around, and my favorite of all time. Start with this one, then try "Chloe in the Afternoon" and "Claire's Knee". His more recent movies downplay the level of sophisticated dialog, perhaps because it is less that way itself.


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