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The Marquise of O Details

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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. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:May 19, 1976

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Moidele Bickel Best Costume Design 1976 Winner

Cast

Edith Clever
as La Marquise
Bruno Ganz
as Le Conte
Edda Seippel
as Mother
Peter Luehr
as Father
Otto Sander
as Brother
Ruth Drexel
as Midwife
Peter Luehr
as Father

Crew

Eric Rohmer
Director
Margaret Menegoz
Producer
Heinrich Von Kleist
Book Author
Eric Rohmer
Screenwriter
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
Cecile Decugis
Editor
Moidele Bickel
Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Sound/Sound Designer
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