Die Marquise von O... (The Marquise of O) Reviews

  • Sep 02, 2015

    Rohmer's chamber piece certainly isn't anything exciting or overtly engaging, but it's a fine piece of period melodrama and often a funny one.

    Rohmer's chamber piece certainly isn't anything exciting or overtly engaging, but it's a fine piece of period melodrama and often a funny one.

  • Aug 18, 2015

    just OK costume drama

    just OK costume drama

  • Feb 26, 2012

    a bit plodding in places, but rewarding if your patient

    a bit plodding in places, but rewarding if your patient

  • Mar 24, 2010

    A very charming and warm movie that will touch the hearts of every individual.

    A very charming and warm movie that will touch the hearts of every individual.

  • Feb 03, 2010

    This film will test your patience from beginning to end. It was neither surprising nor satisfying.

    This film will test your patience from beginning to end. It was neither surprising nor satisfying.

  • Jan 12, 2010

    Si l'histoire était prometteuse, l'exécution fait froncer les sourcils. Théâtre, roman? Quelle allure le tout voulait-il avoir? C'est exagéré, trop théâtral et l'intérêt en prend un coup..

    Si l'histoire était prometteuse, l'exécution fait froncer les sourcils. Théâtre, roman? Quelle allure le tout voulait-il avoir? C'est exagéré, trop théâtral et l'intérêt en prend un coup..

  • Sep 12, 2009

    http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=16630

    http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=16630

  • Jan 17, 2009

    Beautiful. Just like with Jarman this is a moving painting. Here it's like Vermeer sets with characters Blake from walking around in them. If it were a book I would not have been able to put it down. Pared-down exquisiteness.

    Beautiful. Just like with Jarman this is a moving painting. Here it's like Vermeer sets with characters Blake from walking around in them. If it were a book I would not have been able to put it down. Pared-down exquisiteness.

  • Aug 16, 2008

    Rohmer has preserved the ironic stance of Kleist's narrator with the effect that everything is viewed somewhat coldly, from a distance. Even the Marquise, innately decent and more critically aware of the social realities of her day than her parents or the conceited Count, is laughed at, albeit gently: she briefly toys with the idea that her mysterious pregnancy may be the second instance of the Immaculate Conception. Visually sumptuous and like all Rohmer films, a feast for the eyes.

    Rohmer has preserved the ironic stance of Kleist's narrator with the effect that everything is viewed somewhat coldly, from a distance. Even the Marquise, innately decent and more critically aware of the social realities of her day than her parents or the conceited Count, is laughed at, albeit gently: she briefly toys with the idea that her mysterious pregnancy may be the second instance of the Immaculate Conception. Visually sumptuous and like all Rohmer films, a feast for the eyes.

  • Jun 30, 2008

    Les grands esprits se rencontrent...One of Rohmer's adaptations of famous literary works. Sublime images (thank you, NA!). Such light! And those wonderful Empire dresses!

    Les grands esprits se rencontrent...One of Rohmer's adaptations of famous literary works. Sublime images (thank you, NA!). Such light! And those wonderful Empire dresses!