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The Marquise of O (1976)
"Die Marquise von O..." (original title)

 -  Drama | History  -  19 May 1976 (France)
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A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Clever ...
Die Marquise
...
Der Graf
Edda Seippel ...
Die Mutter, Die Obristin
Peter Lühr ...
Der Vater, Der Obrist
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Der Bruder, Der Forstmeister
Eduard Linkers ...
Der Arzt
Ruth Drexel ...
Die Hebamme
Bernhard Frey ...
Leopardo
Hesso Huber ...
Der Türsteher
Erich Schachinger ...
Der General
Richard Rogner ...
Der Offizier
Thomas Straus ...
Der Kurier
Volker Prechtel ...
Der Pfarrer
Marion Müller ...
Die Kammerfrau
Heidi Möller ...
Die Kammerfrau
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During the attack on an Italian town by Russian forces, the Marquise of O., the daughter of the colonel in charge of the defence, is attacked by a group of Russian soldiers. A Russian Count comes to her rescue, and falls in love with her. While he is away, she discovers that she is pregnant, though she cannot explain how that happened. Her father repudiates her, and she has to reject the Count while trying to find out who the father of her child is. Written by Pruneau

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During the scene when the Count rids the Marquise of her attackers, there are visible studio lights perched on top of the battlements. See more »

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Best Film of the Early 19th Century
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Erich Rohmer's adaptation of a novella by Heinrich von Kleist is visually remarkable. If you can imagine a painting by Jacques Louis David come to life, that is what this film looks like. Clearly a lot of attention was paid to colors and lighting. Aficionados of neoclassicism should not miss it. I believe this was Bruno Ganz's first film and the other players, particularly Edith Clever, are fine as well. The tone is one of social satire tempered by comedy. A number of Netflix viewers have complained that the film requires a lot of patience. I don't agree. It requires an interest in the period, perhaps. Recommended for the discerning.


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