The Marquise of O

The Marquise of O

Edith Clever
Director: Eric Rohmer Cast: Edith Clever
Edith Clever
, Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
, Edda Seippel
Edda Seippel
Eric Rohmer


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The costume drama Die Marquise von O is French director Eric Rohmer's first feature-length theatrical release after a four-year break from filmmaking. Based on a novella by Henrich von Kleist, the dialogue is spoken in the original German language and the story is set in Italy during the 18th century. Edith Clever plays the widowed Marquise, who is sexually assaulted by Russian soldiers and rescued by a Count (Bruno Ganz). Some time later, she has to explain to her parents (Peter Lühr and Edda Seippel) and brother (Otto Sander) why she's pregnant. Die Marquise von O won the Grand Jury Prize in the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. At least one of the home video releases and several capsule reviews erroneously state the film (and its parent novella) as unfolding during the Franco-Prussian wars, but both are actually set during the Napoleonic Wars, hence the presence of Russian troops.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2015
UPC: 0857692005376
Original Release: 1976
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 35,490

Special Features

Closed Caption; New essay by film critic David Thomson; Archival interview with star Bruno Ganz; Archival interview with director Eric Rohmer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Marquise of O
1. Rescued [9:58]
2. Back To Normal [8:05]
3. From The Grave [13:08]
4. Not An Inclination [9:59]
5. Without Blemish [9:56]
6. As A General Rule [3:54]
7. Bear A Stigma [6:46]
8. Renew The Proposal [10:22]
9. As Answer [10:47]
10. Who Else But Him? [12:05]
11. Thinka! [6:44]
12. Credits [:43]

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