My Night at Maud's

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My Night at Maud's
My Night at Mauds DVD cover.jpg
Criterion DVD cover
Directed by Éric Rohmer
Produced by Pierre Cottrell
Barbet Schroeder
Written by Éric Rohmer
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant
Françoise Fabian
Marie-Christine Barrault
Antoine Vitez
Cinematography Néstor Almendros
Edited by Cécile Decugis
Distributed by Compagnie Française de Distribution Cinématographique
Release dates
  • 15 May 1969 (1969-05-15)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French

My Night at Maud's (French: Ma nuit chez Maud) is a 1969 French drama film by Éric Rohmer. It is the third film (fourth in order of release) in his series of Six Moral Tales.


The Catholic Jean-Louis, (Jean-Louis Trintignant), runs into an old friend, the Marxist Vidal (Antoine Vitez), in Clermont-Ferrand around Christmas. Vidal introduces Jean-Louis to the modestly libertine, recently divorced Maud (Françoise Fabian) and the three engage in conversation on religion, atheism, love, morality and Blaise Pascal's life and writings on philosophy, faith and mathematics. Jean-Louis ends up spending a night at Maud's. Jean-Louis' Catholic views on marriage, fidelity and obligation make his situation a dilemma, as he has already, at the very beginning of the film, proclaimed his love for a young woman whom, however, he has never yet spoken to.



The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film[1] and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

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  1. ^ "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: My Night at Maud's". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 

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