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The Marquise of O (Die Marquise von O)

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Release Date:January 1, 1976
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Edith Clever, Peter Lühr, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Bernard Freyd
Director:Eric Rohmer
Producer:Klaus Hellwig, Barbet Schroeder
Writer:Eric Rohmer
Distributor:New Line Cinema

Description: 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 short story by Henrich von Kleist, the dialogue is spoken in the original German language and the story is set in Italy during the Franco-Prussian War. 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.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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