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This 4-disc set spans the breadth of Rohmer's remarkable career from his debut feature The Sign of Leo, one of the first films of the French New Wave, to his final, extraordinary film The Romance of Astrea and Céladon.

This 4-disc set spans the breadth of Rohmer's remarkable career from his debut feature The Sign of Leo, one of the first films of the French New Wave, to his final, extraordinary film The Romance of Astrea and Céladon.

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Eric Rohmer was one of cinema's most celebrated figures; this 4-disc set spans the breadth of his remarkable career from his debut feature The Sign of Leo, one of the first films of the French New Wave, to his final, extraordinary film The Romance of Astrea and Céladon.

All of them display Rohmer's trademark intelligence, subtle observation and visual economy, including the romantic ensemble comedy Rendez-vous in Paris and espionage thriller Triple Agent. Not only was Rohmer's body of work of consistently high quality, it also displayed a remarkable inventiveness and vitality until the very end.

THE SIGN OF LEO (1962)
- Rohmer’s debut feature tells the cautionary tale of a Paris-based American, born under the sign of Leo and confident that luck is on his side. In anticipation of an inheritance from a recently deceased aunt, he freely wracks up debts only to find himself in dire straits when his windfall fails to materialise...
French with English subtitles, 100 minutes

RENDEZ-VOUS IN PARIS (1995)
- Rohmer’s delightful film explores the highs and lows of a trio of twenty-something love affairs in the French capital. With a fine cast of exceptional young actors, each story uses as a backdrop a variety of stunningly photographed locations, among them Montparnasse, the Marais and the city’s many parks and gardens. This triptych combines all those themes cherished by Rohmer aficionados: seduction, elegant language and love for a city called Paris.

TRIPLE AGENT (2003)
- Loosely based on true events that have never been fully clarified, TRIPLE AGENT is a dizzying spy story as well as a morality tale about dissimulation and lying. Hinging on the drama of a couple in crisis under the looming shadow of world war, a moving epic of love and betrayal unfolds.

THE ROMANCE OF ASTREA & CELADON (2007)
- Celadon the shepherd and Astrea the shepherdess are united in pure love. Misled by a jealous suitor, Astrea orders Celadon to stay away from her for evermore. In his despair, he jumps into a rushing river. She thinks he is dead, but he is secretly rescued by a bevy of nymphs. Crazed with love and despair, coveted by the nymphs, surrounded by rivals and compelled to dress up as a woman in order to approach his beloved, how can he get her to recognize him without disobeying her?

Eric Rohmer was one of cinema's most celebrated figures; this 4-disc set spans the breadth of his remarkable career from his debut feature The Sign of Leo, one of the first films of the French New Wave, to his final, extraordinary film The Romance of Astrea and Céladon.

All of them display Rohmer's trademark intelligence, subtle observation and visual economy, including the romantic ensemble comedy Rendez-vous in Paris and espionage thriller Triple Agent. Not only was Rohmer's body of work of consistently high quality, it also displayed a remarkable inventiveness and vitality until the very end.

THE SIGN OF LEO (1962)
- Rohmer’s debut feature tells the cautionary tale of a Paris-based American, born under the sign of Leo and confident that luck is on his side. In anticipation of an inheritance from a recently deceased aunt, he freely wracks up debts only to find himself in dire straits when his windfall fails to materialise...
French with English subtitles, 100 minutes

RENDEZ-VOUS IN PARIS (1995)
- Rohmer’s delightful film explores the highs and lows of a trio of twenty-something love affairs in the French capital. With a fine cast of exceptional young actors, each story uses as a backdrop a variety of stunningly photographed locations, among them Montparnasse, the Marais and the city’s many parks and gardens. This triptych combines all those themes cherished by Rohmer aficionados: seduction, elegant language and love for a city called Paris.

TRIPLE AGENT (2003)
- Loosely based on true events that have never been fully clarified, TRIPLE AGENT is a dizzying spy story as well as a morality tale about dissimulation and lying. Hinging on the drama of a couple in crisis under the looming shadow of world war, a moving epic of love and betrayal unfolds.

THE ROMANCE OF ASTREA & CELADON (2007)
- Celadon the shepherd and Astrea the shepherdess are united in pure love. Misled by a jealous suitor, Astrea orders Celadon to stay away from her for evermore. In his despair, he jumps into a rushing river. She thinks he is dead, but he is secretly rescued by a bevy of nymphs. Crazed with love and despair, coveted by the nymphs, surrounded by rivals and compelled to dress up as a woman in order to approach his beloved, how can he get her to recognize him without disobeying her?

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SKU 5021866469300
Catalogue Number ART469DVD
Product contents 4 discs
Year 1962 - 2007
Countries France
Colour Colour / B&W
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 415 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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