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Max Ophuls' classic, newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK Max Ophuls' classic, newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
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★★★★★ 'Erotic, gripping, elegant and mysterious' Guardian

'The greatest film of all time' Andrew Sarris

When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Danielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not only for the Parisian couple but for André’s mistress and for an Italian Baron (Vittorio De Sica) who purchases the, by then, much-travelled jewellery.

Featuring nuanced performances by all three lead actors and directed by celebrated auteur Max Ophuls, this intricately constructed and elegantly designed drama is a searing study of fateful passion wound up in deceits, deals and desires.

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Max Ophuls, le peintre de l amour fatal (Dominique Maillet, 2013, 61 mins): A documentary on Max Ophuls and the making of Madame de... featuring interviews with his collaborators
  • Working with Max Ophuls (Robert Fischer, 2005, 26 mins): interview with Alain Jessua about his training under Max Ophuls and his experiences of working on Madame de...
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by Laura Mulvey, Adrian Danks, and Lindsay Anderson, tributes t the director and full film credits

★★★★★ 'Erotic, gripping, elegant and mysterious' Guardian

'The greatest film of all time' Andrew Sarris

When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Danielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not only for the Parisian couple but for André’s mistress and for an Italian Baron (Vittorio De Sica) who purchases the, by then, much-travelled jewellery.

Featuring nuanced performances by all three lead actors and directed by celebrated auteur Max Ophuls, this intricately constructed and elegantly designed drama is a searing study of fateful passion wound up in deceits, deals and desires.

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Max Ophuls, le peintre de l amour fatal (Dominique Maillet, 2013, 61 mins): A documentary on Max Ophuls and the making of Madame de... featuring interviews with his collaborators
  • Working with Max Ophuls (Robert Fischer, 2005, 26 mins): interview with Alain Jessua about his training under Max Ophuls and his experiences of working on Madame de...
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by Laura Mulvey, Adrian Danks, and Lindsay Anderson, tributes t the director and full film credits

Extras

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Max Ophuls, le peintre de l amour fatal (Dominique Maillet, 2013, 61 mins): A documentary on Max Ophuls and the making of Madame de... featuring interviews with his collaborators
  • Working with Max Ophuls (Robert Fischer, 2005, 26 mins): interview with Alain Jessua about his training under Max Ophuls and his experiences of working on Madame de...
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by Laura Mulvey, Adrian Danks, and Lindsay Anderson, tributes t the director and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012840
Catalogue Number BFIB1284
Subtitle A Film by Max Ophuls
Product contents DVD, Blu-ray
Year 1953
Director Max Ophuls
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries France
Colour B/W
Sound SOUND
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 105 mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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