Les Nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris) (1984)

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A young woman looks for the true meaning of love and learns the truth of the old saw, "You don't know what you've got until it's gone," in this fourth installment in Eric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series. The story opens with the proverb, "He who has two women loses his soul. He who has two houses loses his mind," and centers on Louise (Pascale Ogier) and her live-in lover, Remi (Tchéky Karyo), a Paris architect and noted tennis player. Their relationship hits an important juncture when Remi decides he wants to get married, while Louise wants to continue living the life of a party girl. Eventually, Louise decides to escape her lover's oppression and become intimate with loneliness, so she moves to Paris where she makes complex plans to have her cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, things don't go exactly as planned as she finds herself the object of an amiable writer's affections. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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R (adult situations/language, nudity)
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Pascale Ogier
as Louise
Mathieu Schiffman
as Louise's decorator friend
Laszlo Szabo
as Painter at cafe
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Critic Reviews for Les Nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

It's as elegant and incisive a comedy of manners as ever from Rohmer.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Moon in Paris ranks with the very best of Rohmer. Enlightened self-deception is the system in this tiny universe, and it's invigoratingly comic to behold.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Moon in Paris, the fourth in the series, is bleaker than any of its predecessors.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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Moon is arguably one of the easiest Rohmer films for viewers to identify with. Let's be honest, just about everyone has been in an unequal relationship.

Full Review… | May 20, 2016
Epoch Times

Rohmer's wordplay is scalpel-precise, but the movement of his characters, the blocking of figures in dances of desire, figurative and literal, is also supremely graceful even as relationships explode with casual centripetal force.

Full Review… | July 2, 2015
Newcity

There's irony but no cruelty here; Rohmer is not making Louise the butt of the joke or saying "serve her right." It's simply in the nature of stories illustrating a proverb that someone is bound to suffer from the principle at stake.

Full Review… | April 14, 2015
Film Comment Magazine

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