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La Ronde


An exercise in style, La Ronde was one of the few films of the 1950s to contain overtly sexual themes. The story is a series of character vignettes, set in Vienna in the early 1900s and held together by a narrator ([[Performer~P74146~Anton Walbrook~antonwalbrook]]). As the title implies, both the story and the film's visual motifs are circular. Director [[Performer~P105103~Max Ophuls~maxophüls]] uses an old-fashioned merry-go-round to foreshadow the film's events, in which each segment introduces a new...more