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Directed by Max Ophüls

France 1953 105 mins. In French with English subtitles

Ophüls’ masterpiece skewers upper-class mores, following an aristocratic woman (Danielle Darrieux) who has fallen on hard times and becomes forced to settle her many debts—all imbued with Ophüls’ uncanny sense of grandeur and trademark flowing camera moves.

Appears in: Paris 1900