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The Marquise of O...

The Marquise of O... PG rating

Eric Rohmer's first feature-length film after a four-year break from filmmaking is a German-language adaptation of Henrich von Kleist's classic novel, following the titular Marquise as she deals with an unwanted pregnancy.

Period drama 1976 103 mins

Director: Eric Rohmer

Overview

Eric Rohmer's first feature-length film after a four-year break from filmmaking is a German-language adaptation of Henrich von Kleist's classic novel, following the titular Marquise as she deals with an unwanted pregnancy.

Rohmer's clinically precise period drama is bathed in sublime cinematography by the great Nestor Almendros, and was awarded the Grand Prix Spécial Prize at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.