Max Ophuls’ masterpiece focuses the affair of a beautiful aristocrat and her husband’s friend.
Dir Max Ophuls
With Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica
In opulent, elegant, belle époque Paris, a beautiful aristocrat (Darrieux) has an affair with a diplomat friend (De Sica) of her husband (Boyer). Fatal to this fragile triangle is a pair of earrings, symbolising the influential role played by property, money and appearances in society. Love itself seems to be conceived simply as a sophisticated game – but, as Ophuls’ masterpiece shows, it’s a dangerous one.
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