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Rosalind
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The Oxford professor of philosophy Stephen has two favorite pupils, the athletic aristocrat William and the Austrian Anna von Graz. Stephen is a frustrated man, with a negligent wife, Rosalind, who is pregnant of their third child, and is envious of the Oxford professor Charley that has a television show. Stephen feels attracted to Anna, but William woos her and she becomes his girlfriend. Charley has a love affair with Anna but when things go wrong, Anna must leave town. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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7 June 1967 (France)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Dirk Bogarde was second choice for Stephen. See more »

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Charley: [reading from learned journal] A statistical analysis of sexual intercourse at Colenso University, Milwaukee showed... that 70% did it in the evening, 29.9% between 2 and 4 in the afternoon and 0.1% during a lecture on Aristotle.
Provost: I'm surprised to hear that Aristotle is on the syllabus in the State of Wisconsin.
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One of the best films ever made, this movie oozes atmosphere.
3 August 1999 | by (Exmouth, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best films ever made, this movie oozes atmosphere. The cinematography is impeccable, the script disturbingly brilliant. It makes rural Oxfordshire feel like the African weld.

This movie is the perfect example of style in accord with content. A glistening original of sixties cinema and a rare example of how British cinema can equal its French counterpart.

It's impossible to describe why you should see this movie, it simply justifies itself. If you thought films began with Star Wars then prepare to be amazed. Anyone with a soul can't fail to appreciate this picture.


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