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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Richard Brody
New Yorker

With a graceful round of self-deceptions and mistaken identities, exquisite rationalizations and fortuitous accidents, Rohmer pierces the glossy veneer of the social scene and the dignified realm of art to reveal the sexual fury that they embody.

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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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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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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

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Sean Axmaker

This is the most ironic and, in many ways, judgmental of [Eric] ohmer's films.

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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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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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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Moon is arguably one of the easiest Rohmer films for viewers to identify with. Let's be honest, just about everyone has been in an unequal relationship.

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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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