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Fredrik Egerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the Egermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united. Written by
Yes it's true, Hal Prince did really ruin his most sophisticated and gorgeous stage musical, by transferring the plot to turn of the century austria (nonsense), skipping the greek chorus and cutting some of the best songs of the show (the miller's son, Liaisons). Nevertheless, one has to be thankful, that the talents of the original broadway production were chosen to recreate their respective successes on screen, even if they finally have been butchered in the cutting room. Biggest miss is the final scene in which the night smiles for the third time and Mdm. Armfeldt (Hermione Gingold) passes away. Still, its the only thing visual, that's left from that great Broadway Cast and though I hate it, I love it.
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