In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods. The attack leaves her mentally scarred and our story flashes forward to the ... See full summary »
Marianne, some thirty years after divorcing Johan, decides to visit her ex-husband at his summer home. She arrives in the middle of a family drama between Johan's son from another marriage and his granddaughter.
Opening credits prologue: FROM a Germany that was then a collection of small and independent States, GEORGE LOUIS of Hanover succeeded to the throne of England. As KING GEORGE the FIRST he left behind him a prisoner in the CASTLE of AHLDEN - - a woman whose name he tried to obliterate from the pages of history, whose story he determined should die with her. It was the story of the woman who had been his wife......SOPHIE DOROTHEA. See more »
This is the type of film that shows how one can find interesting small moments in an otherwise rather average film. Buried in the middle of this film is a five minute beautiful example of a montage by rhythm as Joan Greenwood tries to make her way through a chaotic masque ball in order to meet her lover. The sequence climaxes with a series of flash pans and POV shots as we are thrust into the center of the action with the character. The filmmaker inserts fast POV shots of close ups of the masked revelers. The cuts and flash pans are edited rhythmically with the music and make for a wonderful example of a well-executed montage sequence. Show just this sequence to film students.
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