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La ronde (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 16 October 1964 (France)
In Paris during the summer of 1914 a succession of brief liaisons begins and ends with a soldier and a tart, but on the way moves humourously and sometimes poignantly through a fascinating panorama of society and of attitudes to love.

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Arthur Schnitzler (play), Jean Anouilh (adaptation)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Alfred (as Jean Claude Brialy)
Francine Bergé Francine Bergé ... Maximilienne de Poussy (as Francine Berge)
Marie Dubois ... La fille
Jane Fonda ... Sophie
Claude Giraud ... Georges
Anna Karina ... Rose
Bernard Noël Bernard Noël ... L'auteur (as Bernard Noel)
Maurice Ronet ... Henri
Jean Sorel ... Le comte
Catherine Spaak ... La midinette
Valérie Lagrange ... L'amie de Rose
Jean Paredes Jean Paredes ... M. Albert
Cora Vaucaire Cora Vaucaire ... La chanteuse
Denise Benoît Denise Benoît ... Yvette Guilbert
Alice Cocéa Alice Cocéa ... La concierge
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In Paris during the summer of 1914 a succession of brief liaisons begins and ends with a soldier and a tart, but on the way moves humourously and sometimes poignantly through a fascinating panorama of society and of attitudes to love.

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 October 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Circle of Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A wonderful collection of beautiful, sexy, so often poignant women!
22 September 2012 | by Charlot47See all my reviews

Updates the 1950 masterpiece to Paris in 1914, shot in rich colour with evocative music, dance and song. A witty script from Jean Anouilh travels through the emotions lightly and, this being France, has slightly weightier moments of literature and philosophy.

Since the men are close to being caricature lovers from a sex farce, which some of the time this is, the film belongs to the women. And what a wonderful collection of beautiful, sexy, so often poignant women! Top billing probably has to go to a gorgeous Jane Fonda, then the lover of the director and later his wife, as a young bourgeois wife. But several others play her close: Anna Karina as the housemaid Rose, Catherine Spaak as the mystery girl, Francine Bergé as the actress Maximilienne, and Marie Dubois as the soft-hearted Breton tart. All good roles, taken with gusto and a joy to watch.


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