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22 March 1970 (USA) See more »
The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Jean-Louis
Françoise Fabian ... Maud
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Françoise
Antoine Vitez ... Vidal
Léonide Kogan ... Concert Violinist
Guy Léger ... Preacher
Anne Dubot ... Blonde Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Becker ... Marie, Maud's Daughter (uncredited)
Marie-Claude Rauzier ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Rohmer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Rohmer  writer

Produced by
Pierre Cottrell .... producer
Barbet Schroeder .... producer
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros 
Film Editing by
Cécile Decugis 
Production Design by
Nicole Rachline 
Production Management
Alfred de Graff .... production manager
Sound Department
Jacques Maumont .... sound
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
Alain Sempé .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Claude Gasché .... assistant camera
Emmanuel Machuel .... camera operator
Philippe Rousselot .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Christine Lecouvette .... assistant editor
Other crew
Pierre Grimberg .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Ma nuit chez Maud" - France (original title)
"My Night at Maud's" - USA (Los Angeles première title)
"Six Moral Tales III: My Night at Maud's" - International (English title) (long title)
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110 min | Portugal:102 min | USA:105 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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It is the third film in the series of the Six Moral Tales by Eric Rohmer.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Jean-Louis:I'm happy around you. If I'm happy with you, it's because we'll never meet again. The thought of the future needn't depress us, since we have none.See more »
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What are the names of all six of Rohmer's moral tales?
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Pascal's wager, 24 January 2005
Author: stephen-357 from United States

Can love be reduced to an intellectual calculation? Can faith? What role do the emotions play into this calculation? Blaise Pascal, a French scientist and philosopher, put down his thoughts regarding the Christian Religion which were published after his death and came to be known as "Pensees" or "thoughts". Here Pascal puts forth the case for belief: "Since the duration of our lives is but a moment and the state of death eternal . . . those who are guided by their own inclinations and pleasures without reflection and concern" for the reality of death eternal, are idiots and should be "condemned". He asks, "What would you wager? . . . God is, or He is not. Reason can decide nothing." And not to wager is not an option. Pascal reduces belief to a win/loss calculation with the following: "If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing." MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S is a film devoid of conventional film devices to sway you one way or the other such as music, special effects, close-ups and general sentimentality. This is a film full of dialog and intellectual meanderings, but it is the emotions of the characters, those subtle distortions of the face, and the voice behind the eyes captured by a lingering camera that speak the truth. On the surface, this picture appears one dimensional and the end merely a continuation of the beginning, but under the surface, the characters have been transformed. One's actions may be controlled by intellectual pragmatism, but the emotions govern the inner world with a volotility that cannot be controlled. Single minded conformity to a religious proposition may bring security and comfort, but can love be divorced from the emotions? Can emotions be governed by the intellect? As to Pascals Wager, if one clings to this rigid proposition, despite the changing landscape of the emotions, perhaps shunning love itself, can the conclusion that "nothing is lost" still be held?

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