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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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It is the third film in the series of the Six Moral Tales by Eric Rohmer. 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 »

Quotes

Jean-Louis: You come here a lot?
Vidal: Almost never. And you?
Jean-Louis: I've never set foot in here before.
Vidal: And yet our paths cross right here. How strange.
Jean-Louis: On the contrary. Our ordinary paths never cross. Therefore, the point of intersection must be outside those ordinary paths. I've dabbling in mathematics in my spare time. It would be fun to calculate our chances of meeting in a two-month period.
Vidal: Can it be done?
Jean-Louis: It's a matter of data and how you handle it. Provided the data exists. Obivously, if I don't know where a ...
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Follows La boulangère de Monceau (1963) See more »

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If you could drink film - Rohmer delivers the water.
29 April 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie (again) yesterday. Still fresh is a quote of an other comment here - yes that is completely right - no signs of wear in story or filming - still satisfying and essential like a cold glass of water for thirst. After seeing all "the movies" over the years this is not at least because of the black and white filming balsam for the ears and the eyes but for the smooth quiet story too. One misses nothing - no digital effects no surround sound no color no superstar actors - in this movie it seems that "fim-time" stands still. Trintignant is very good but Mme. Fabian is even better - her black eyes and face with the beautiful black hair and her body acting says even more than the words she speaks - one should send her an Oscar today. One should try to see the film without tone on - would be a nice experiment..... The end is a surprise and one has to remain concentrated to get and remember the point - then the moral message for me is clear: giving means taking and taking means giving - always - no runaway from that at any time possible......and of course surely not in love & sex.


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