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Éric Rohmer (born Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer) was a French film director. He was regarded as a key figure in the post-war New Wave cinema and was a former editor of influential French film journal "Cahiers du cinéma".
Scherer fashioned his pseudonym from the names of two famous artists: director Erich von Stroheim and writer Sax Rohmer, author of the "Fu Manchu" series.
Rohmer was the last of the French New Wave directors to become established, working as the editor of the "Cahiers du cinéma" periodical from 1957 to 1963, while most of his Cahiers colleagues (among them Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut) were making their name in international cinema.