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215 Ratings

Sign of the Lion

Le signe du lion

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1959


Pierre Wesselrin is a 40-year-old American who lives in Paris by sponging off his working friends and various wealthy acquaintances. He receives a telegram saying that a rich aunt has died, so he throws a party, using borrowed money of course, and invites all his friends…

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Sign of the Lion Directed by Éric Rohmer

Critics reviews

While his New Wave colleagues were working up dozens of cinematic fireballs in their respective 1959 debuts, Eric Rohmer was aiming for a hundred tiny match flares instead… Sturges is the punchline’s chief tributary (Christmas in July), just the finish for a portrait of wry grace told under blasting sunlight and heavenly constellations.
May 05, 2012
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