The Earrings of Madame de....
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French master Max Ophuls’s most cherished work, The Earrings of Madame de...is an emotionally profound, cinematographically adventurous tale of false opulence and tragic romance. When the aristocratic woman known only as Madame de (the extraordinary Danielle Darrieux) sells her earrings, unbeknownst to her husband (Charles Boyer), in order to pay personal debts, she sets off a chain reaction, the financial and carnal consequences of which can only end in despair. Ophuls adapts Louise de Vilmorin’s incisive fin de siècle novel with virtuosic camera work so elegant and precise it’s been called the equal to that of Orson Welles.
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This is one of the greatest films ever made. Please put more Max Ophüls films on iTunes: LA RONDE & LE PLAISIR first.
Excellent film. Light and charming, beautifully photographed and well acted.