The “my” in My Night At Maud’s belongs to the protagonist played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, a Catholic engineer whose struggle with his faith is renewed when he falls instantly in love with a woman he’s never met (Marie-Christine Barrault) while attending mass. A chance meeting with an amoral old friend (Antoine Vitez) the same night places him in a potentially compromising situation when he’s forced to spend the night with Vitez’s alluring acquaintance Maude (Françoise Fabian), a sophisticated woman who challenges Trintignant’s belief through intellectual and fleshly means.
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 film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.