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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 »

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(age 89) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Claire's Knee Director
(1970)
(1984)
(1969)
(1983)

Filmography

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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 (Music Video)
 1986 Summer
 1980 Catherine de Heilbronn (TV Movie)
 1978 Perceval
 1975 Enfance d'une ville (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Claire's Knee
 1969 La béton dans la ville (TV Short 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)
 1967 The Collector
 1966 A Modern Coed (Documentary short)
 1966 Victor Hugo: Les Contemplations (Livres V et VI) (TV Short documentary)
 1965-1966 Cinéastes de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)
 1965 Don Quichotte (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Entretien sur Pascal (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Les caractères de La Bruyère (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Les histoires extraordinaires d'Edgar Poe (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Perceval ou Le conte du Graal (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Six in Paris (segment "Place de l'Étoile")
 1964 Changing Landscapes (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 En profil dans le texte (TV Series documentary) (episode director)
 1964 Les cabinets de physique au XVIIIème siècle (TV Movie documentary)
 1964 Nadja in Paris (Short)
 1958 Veronica and Her Dunce (Short)
 1954 Bérénice (Short)
 1950 Journal d'un scélérat (Short)
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Personal Details

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Thérèse Barbet  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

It is certain that as a work of art, a film corresponds to your description: film is a reconstruction, an interpretation of the world. But out of all the arts, the cinema - and this is its paradoxical character - is the one in which the reality of the thing filmed has the most importance, in which the "interpretation" aspect seems sometimes to entirely disappear. In other words, it's the miracle ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Concentrates on intelligent, articulate protagonists who frequently fail to own up to their desires. See more »

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