Les Nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris)
Les Nuits de la pleine lune (Full Moon in Paris) (1984)

A young woman looks for the true meaning of love and learns the truth of the old saw, "You don't know what you've got until it's gone," in this fourth installment in Eric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series. The… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 1984
DVD Release Date: June 8, 1999
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's as elegant and incisive a comedy of manners as ever from Rohmer.

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Ray Pride

Rohmer's wordplay is scalpel-precise, but the movement of his characters, the blocking of figures in dances of desire, figurative and literal, is also supremely graceful even as relationships explode with casual centripetal force.

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Fernando F. Croce

Out of this Lubitschian tangle Rohmer finds Le Beau Mariage in reverse, and couches it in terms of pure rhythm still unappreciated by bookish critics

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Full Moon in Paris ranks with the very best of Rohmer. Enlightened self-deception is the system in this tiny universe, and it's invigoratingly comic to behold.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

There's irony but no cruelty here; Rohmer is not making Louise the butt of the joke or saying "serve her right." It's simply in the nature of stories illustrating a proverb that someone is bound to suffer from the principle at stake.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Pascale Ogier stars as the quintessential Rohmer woman, loved and admired by the men around her but desperately confused about the meaning of love.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Full Moon in Paris, the fourth in the series, is bleaker than any of its predecessors.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the better dating scene relationship films I've seen.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Compels us to examine our own feelings about eros, jealousy, union and loss.

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