Le Signe du lion (1962)

Eric Rohmer’s debut sees an American in Paris reduced to poverty after prematurely spending his inheritance.

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Distantly inspired by Murnau’s The Last Laugh, Rohmer's first completed feature sees a down-at-heel American in Paris reduced to poverty after he prematurely spends an inheritance which fails to materialise. A bracingly believable cautionary tale, shot with a vivid realism sometimes reminiscent of early Cassavetes.

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