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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)

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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:

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,866, 28 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,316, 30 August 2015
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Die Gräfin von Rathenow (1973) See more »

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Dull film by Rohmer
6 July 2007 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

This Franco-German co production is the weakest of Rohmer's historical movies (a group of films that includes such accomplished works as The Lady and the Duke, Perceval, and Triple Agent), perhaps because its subject matter seems hopelessly dated. Based on a novel by Heinrich Von Kleist and set during the Napoleonic wars, it tells the tale of a young marquise rescued during an assault to his estate by a brooding count (a young Bruno Ganz). Unfortunately, from that brief encounter the marquise gets pregnant, a huge problem during that time and on account of her position in society. Aside from a dated central conflict, the film is also dull and static, without the redeeming dialogue and interaction between the actors that one sees in other Rohmer films. The director, by the way, plays an amusing cameo as a French general.


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