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Circle of Love (1964)

La ronde (original title)
In Paris during the summer of 1914 a succession of brief liaisons begins and ends with a soldier and a tart, but on the way moves humourously and sometimes poignantly through a fascinating panorama of society and of attitudes to love.

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Rose / Das Stubenmädchen
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Alfred / Der 'Junge Herr'
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Henri / Der Ehemann
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La fille / Die Dirne
Claude Giraud ...
Georges / Der Soldat
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Maximilienne de Poussy / Die Schauspielerin
Bernard Noël ...
L'auteur / Der Dichter
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Le comte / Der Graf
Catherine Spaak ...
La midinette / Das 'Süße Mädel'
Denise Benoît ...
Anne-Marie Coffinet
Dani ...
(as Dany Craule)
Alice Cocéa ...
La concierge
Dany Jacquet
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In Paris during the summer of 1914 a succession of brief liaisons begins and ends with a soldier and a tart, but on the way moves humourously and sometimes poignantly through a fascinating panorama of society and of attitudes to love.

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A wonderful collection of beautiful, sexy, so often poignant women!
22 September 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Updates the 1950 masterpiece to Paris in 1914, shot in rich colour with evocative music, dance and song. A witty script from Jean Anouilh travels through the emotions lightly and, this being France, has slightly weightier moments of literature and philosophy.

Since the men are close to being caricature lovers from a sex farce, which some of the time this is, the film belongs to the women. And what a wonderful collection of beautiful, sexy, so often poignant women! Top billing probably has to go to a gorgeous Jane Fonda, then the lover of the director and later his wife, as a young bourgeois wife. But several others play her close: Anna Karina as the housemaid Rose, Catherine Spaak as the mystery girl, Francine Bergé as the actress Maximilienne, and Marie Dubois as the soft-hearted Breton tart. All good roles, taken with gusto and a joy to watch.


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