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Title La ronde [videorecording] / Sacha Gordine présente ; un film de Max Ophuls ; adaptation de Jacques Natanson et Max Ophuls ; dialogues de Jacques Natanson ; directeur de production, Ralph Baum.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    RON    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 p. ; ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 443
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 443.
Note Based on the play by Arthur Schnitzler.
Originally released as a French motion picture in 1950.
Bonus features: Commentary [optional audio feature] ; Circles of desire: Alan Williams on "La Ronde" [featurette] (36 min.) ; Marcel Ophuls on Max Ophuls [featurette] (7 min.) ; Working with Max Ophuls: Daniel Gélin on "La Ronde" [featurette] (13 min.) ; Schnitzler correspondence [slide show] ; booklet includes the essay "Vicious Circle" by Terrence Rafferty.
Credits Directeur de la photographie, Christian Matras ; camera, Alain Douarinou ; montage [editor], (Léonide) Azar ; musique de Oscar Strauss ; décors, D'Eubonne ; costumes de G. Annenkov.
Cast Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Simone Simon, Daniel Gélin, Danielle Darrieux, Fernand Gravey, Odette Joyeux, Jean-Louis Barrault, Isa Miranda, Gérard Philipe.
Summary La Ronde translates as 'the round' which can refer to the policeman's beat, a circle of dancers, or a carousel, all of which this circular collection of interconnected short stories resembles. Each scene is built around a specific pair, and when one member of the pair breaks away from his or her lover, he or she then moves on to the next, introducing the partner that will lead on to the next pair, and so on until we are back where we started. Many of these lovers are seeking something they've lost in arms that look familiar but that belong to strangers.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional subtitles in English.
Subject Sex -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Cuckolds -- Drama.
Mistresses -- Drama.
Married women -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Vienna (Austria) -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, French.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957.
Natanson, Jacques, 1901-1975.
Baum, Ralph.
Walbrook, Anton, 1900-1967.
Signoret, Simone, 1921-1985.
Reggiani, Serge.
Simon, Simone.
Gélin, Daniel.
Darrieux, Danielle, 1917-
Gravey, Fernand.
Joyeux, Odette.
Barrault, Jean-Louis, 1910-1994.
Miranda, Isa, 1905-1982.
Philipe, Gérard, 1922-1959.
Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954.
Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. Reigen.
Films Sacha Gordine.
Cofradis (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1604650591
Standard No. 715515031424
Music No. CC1765D The Criterion Collection

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