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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 »


(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
Claire's Knee
Claire's Knee Director
Pauline at the Beach
La collectionneuse


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 2005 Le canapé rouge (Short)
 2004 Triple agent
 1998 Autumn Tale
 1989 Les jeux de société (TV Movie)
 1986 Bois ton café (Video short)
 1986 Summer
 1980 Catherine de Heilbronn (TV Movie)
 1975 Enfance d'une ville (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Claire's Knee
 1969 La béton dans la ville (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Victor Hugo architecte (TV Short documentary)
 1968 Louis Lumière (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Mallarmé (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Fermière à Montfaucon (TV Short documentary)
 1966 Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (Documentary short)
 1965-1966 Cinéastes de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)
 1966 Victor Hugo: Les Contemplations (Livres V et VI) (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Les caractères de La Bruyère (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Perceval ou Le conte du Graal (TV Short)
 1965 Paris vu par... (segment "Place de l'Étoile")
 1965 Don Quichotte (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Entretien sur Pascal (TV Short documentary)
 1965 Les histoires extraordinaires d'Edgar Poe (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 L'ère industrielle: Métamorphoses du paysage (TV Short documentary)
 1964 Nadja in Paris (Short)
 1964 En profil dans le texte (TV Series documentary) (episode director)
 1963 La boulangère de Monceau (Short)
 1958 Veronica and Her Dunce (Short)
 1954 Bérénice (Short)
 1950 Journal d'un scélérat (Short)
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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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

...a film never allows us to admire a translation of the world, but to admire, through this translation, the world itself. The cinema is an instrument of discovery, even in fictional films. Because it is poetry, it is revelatory and, from the fact that it is revelatory, it is poetry. See more »


His obituary in The Daily Telegraph described him as "the most durable film-maker of the French New Wave". See more »


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

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