La ronde

La ronde

Directed by Max Ophuls • 1950 • France

Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, and Simone Simon lead a roundelay of French stars in Max Ophuls's delightful, acerbic adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's controversial turn-of-the-century play Reigen. Soldiers, chambermaids, poets, prostitutes, aristocrats, all are on equal footing in this multicharacter merry-go-round of love and infidelity, directed with a sweeping gaiety as knowingly frivolous as it is enchanting, and shot with Ophuls's trademark mellifluous cinematography.

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La ronde
  • La ronde

    Directed by Max Ophuls • 1950 • France

    Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, and Simone Simon lead a roundelay of French stars in Max Ophuls's delightful, acerbic adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's controversial turn-of-the-century play Reigen. Soldiers, chambermaids, poets, prostitutes, aristocrats...

Extras

  • Circles of Desire: Alan Williams on LA RONDE

    Film scholar Alan Williams has devoted a large part of his career to studying the films of Max Ophuls, in particular LA RONDE. His book “Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire: A Critical Study of Six Films, 1948-1955” was published in 1980. In this interview, conducted in 2008, Williams discusses L...

  • Marcel Ophuls on Max Ophuls

    Marcel Ophuls is the son of director Max Ophuls and an Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker. In this interview, conducted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, he discusses LA RONDE and his father’s legacy.

  • Actor Daniel Gelin on LA RONDE

    Daniel Gelin, noted for his work with directors Jean Cocteau, Louis Malle, and Alfred Hitchcock, made two films with Max Ophuls, LA RONDE and LE PLAISIR. In this interview, conducted by Martina Muller in 1989, Gelin discusses his experiences working on LA RONDE.