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La ronde (1964)

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.

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Arthur Schnitzler (play), Jean Anouilh (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Alfred (as Jean Claude Brialy)
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Maximilienne de Poussy (as Francine Berge)
Marie Dubois ... La fille
Jane Fonda ... Sophie
Claude Giraud ... Georges
Anna Karina ... Rose
Bernard Noël Bernard Noël ... L'auteur (as Bernard Noel)
Maurice Ronet ... Henri
Jean Sorel ... Le comte
Catherine Spaak ... La midinette
Valérie Lagrange Valérie Lagrange ... L'amie de Rose
Jean Paredes Jean Paredes ... M. Albert
Cora Vaucaire Cora Vaucaire ... La chanteuse
Denise Benoît Denise Benoît ... Yvette Guilbert
Alice Cocéa Alice Cocéa ... La concierge
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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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Until Vadim, LOVE has been child's play...Now watch the adults play! See more »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 October 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Circle of Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Colorful remake of Max Ophuls classic with stellar 60s cast
10 July 2010 | by joereganjrSee 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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