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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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Taglines:

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

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

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it remained faithful to the book
7 July 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I originally read Heinrich von Kleist's "Die Marquise von O..." in a German class. Renting the movie, I naturally had to wonder whether or not they would stay faithful to the novel. They did. This story of an 18th century marquise (Edith Clever) who inexplicably becomes pregnant has surprises at every corner. In case you don't know the whole story, I won't spoil it for you, but you will be surprised at what happens. Strong performances by Clever and Bruno Ganz as The Count carry the movie, as does the perfect direction from Eric Rohmer.

Oh, and in case you're wondering about that "O...", it's deliberately incomplete, as are some other names in the story.


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