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Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Les nuits de la pleine lune (original title)
Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

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Éric Rohmer

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Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pascale Ogier ... Louise
Tchéky Karyo ... Remi
Fabrice Luchini ... Octave
Virginie Thévenet Virginie Thévenet ... Camille
Christian Vadim ... Bastien
László Szabó ... Painter at cafe
Lisa Garneri Lisa Garneri ... Tina the babysitter
Mathieu Schiffman Mathieu Schiffman ... Louise's decorator friend
Anne-Séverine Liotard Anne-Séverine Liotard ... Marianne
Hervé Grandsart Hervé Grandsart ... Remi's friend Bertrand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noël Coffman Noël Coffman ... Stanislas
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Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated. Written by <woo@ficsgrp.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 August 1984 (France) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,040, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,884, 26 April 2015
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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The fourth of director Éric Rohmer's six "Comedies et Proverbes" series of movies of the 1980s. The other five, in chronological order, are The Aviator's Wife (1981), A Good Marriage (1982), Pauline at the Beach (1983), Summer (1986) and Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987). See more »

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L'étoile d'amour
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Eric Rohmer, how did I ever exist without you?
13 December 2002 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Sure, other artists, countless others, have spent their lives depicting the interrelationships of men and women. But I don't know of anyone who so consistently seems to understand human relationships than Eric Rohmer. So few can build as believable characters, such believable situations. Full Moon in Paris concerns a young woman, Louise (Pascale Ogier), who has arrived at a point of extreme confusion: she loves her long-time boyfriend, Rémi (Tchéky Karyo), but she desperately wants to be alone for once in her life. Rémi likes his life the way he has it, living in the suburbs, doing his job, coming home to Louise. But it's all too stifling for her. She rents an apartment in Paris, but that only partly steadies her mind. Louise also has another, more ambiguous boyfriend, Octave (Fabrice Luchini, who appears in several Rohmer films and stars in my very favorite, Perceval le Gallois). Their relationship is definitely on the romantic side, but both seem to be in it, at least most of the time, for each other's company. They can talk, where Rémi isn't an especially gifted conversationalist (not a good character trait if you're in a Rohmer film!). The film moves along as well as any Rohmer film, but for a long time I was pretty sure that Rohmer wouldn't be able to end it in any significant way, that it would end up being a great film (like I say, I couldn't find one of his films any less), but not one of his best. Fortunately, Rohmer really does find the perfect ending, which ends up lifting the film up and making it one of the director's best. The film really benefits from its perfectly written characters and amazing acting, as well. Ogier gives one of the strongest central performances in Rohmer's canon. Fabrice Luchini, man, I love this actor! He stars in my favorite Rohmer film and has a small roll in my second favorite (the vastly underrated 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle from 1987). Luchini is so perfect here, so subtly hilarious that most will not notice it. During one of Octave's many conversations with Louise, he rattles off a really good line and has to stop to write it down. Louise understandingly excuses herself to the restroom to give him time to get his quip recorded. 9/10.


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