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

PG  |   |  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
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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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When the Colonel's wife opens her daughter's salts, she drops the cap. She then gets up, and puts the cap back on without picking it up. See more »

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Melodramatic Twaddle
18 February 2001 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Eric Rohmer, the great filmmaker, tries his hand at the kind of film that is everything that a Rohmer film isn't. Gone is the New Wave Modernism; the natural settings, hand-held cameras and dialogue that captures the quintessential nature of being human. Replaced instead with dowdy costumes, unmoving camera, and formal sets. Perhaps the original German flows with eloquent charm, but the English subtitles seem to have been translated by school children.

Merchant Ivory this isn't, and neither is it Rohmer.


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