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The Marquise of O (1976)

Die Marquise von O... (original title)
PG | | Drama, History | 27 March 2015 (USA)
A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

Director:

Éric Rohmer

Writers:

Éric Rohmer, Heinrich von Kleist (story)
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Clever ... Die Marquise
Bruno Ganz ... Der Graf
Edda Seippel Edda Seippel ... Die Mutter, Die Obristin
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... Der Vater, Der Obrist
Otto Sander ... Der Bruder, Der Forstmeister
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Der Arzt
Ruth Drexel Ruth Drexel ... Die Hebamme
Bernhard Frey Bernhard Frey ... Leopardo
Hesso Huber Hesso Huber ... Der Türsteher
Erich Schachinger Erich Schachinger ... Der General
Richard Rogner Richard Rogner ... Der Offizier
Thomas Straus Thomas Straus ... Der Kurier
Volker Prechtel ... Der Pfarrer
Marion Müller Marion Müller ... Die Kammerfrau
Heidi Möller Heidi Möller ... Die Kammerfrau
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Storyline

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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Eric Rohmer's New Film

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Les Films du Losange

Country:

West Germany | France

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marquise of O See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,048
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Hora once: La Marquesa de O (1971) See more »

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A marvel of Romantic literature, utterly charming.
8 September 2001 | by shezanSee all my reviews

If the romantic poet and playwright Heinrich von Kleist (who wrote almost at the same time as Goethe) could have imagined the cinema, he would have approved of Rohmer's filming of his novella. What we see here are not 20th century characters in costume, but early 19th century Romantic sensibilities reacting according to their way of looking at the world. It is as strange as time travel, and utterly charming. Rohmer frames them in sets like Caspar Friedrich or Fuseli paintings. This movie is a marvel.


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