Die Marquise von O... (The Marquise of O) (1976)
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The costume drama Die Marquise von O is French director Eric Rohmer's first feature-length theatrical release after a four-year break from filmmaking. Based on a novella by Henrich von Kleist, the dialogue is spoken in the original German language and the story is set in Italy during the 18th century. Edith Clever plays the widowed Marquise, who is sexually assaulted by Russian soldiers and rescued by a Count (Bruno Ganz). Some time later, she has to explain to her parents (Peter Lühr and Edda
Jan 1, 1976 Wide
Sep 5, 2000
New Line Cinema
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The film's slow, stately pace and the quiet way in which it makes its points give it the aura of a neoclassical dream, a fading vision of the virtue of gentility.
[Rohmer] opting, in his colour scheme, sets and camerawork, for a style that hovers between formalism and realism, and so further distances the viewer from the characters.
It's a dazzling testament to the civilizing effects of several different arts, witty, joyous and so beautiful.
A fascinating and sympathetic portrait of an abused woman is given life and depth by Rohmer's eloquent direction.
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