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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
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Georges / Der Soldat
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Maximilienne de Poussy / Die Schauspielerin
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L'auteur / Der Dichter
Jean Sorel ...
Le comte / Der Graf
Catherine Spaak ...
La midinette / Das 'Süße Mädel'
Denise Benoît ...
Anne-Marie Coffinet
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(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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Colorful remake of Max Ophuls classic with stellar 60s cast
10 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too saw the dubbed version when it was playing at the Apollo, a theater on 42nd Street that showed European films that had very limited release. La Ronde or Circle of Love is a visually beautiful film and the scene where Fonda, as the wife, goes to meet her lover in his apartment which has a bird in a cage and Fonda is wearing a hat with a large bird on it is still etched on my memory! Years later I got a VHS of the French version which is a real treasure. Now it is officially out on DVD in Vadim's French version. The cast is a who's who of the 60s French cinema, as was the Ophuls film was (with Signoret, Simone, Daniel Gelan, et al). Chain of Desire is a contemporary remake, and I just saw a play in Chicago by Joe DiPietro with all male cast playing gay characters called F**king Men, really inspired by rather than a re-do. There was an offBroadway production in the late 50's and the actress/director played all the women's parts!


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