Director Max Ophuls demonstrates his unique storytelling skills in three tales about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure: pleasure and youth, pleasure and death, and pleasure and purity. Featuring a cast of French stars -- including Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin and Simone Simon -- this film uses rustic countryside retreats, sumptuously designed ballrooms and urban bordellos of late 19th-century Parisian society as backdrops.
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- Max Ophüls
- 1955 Academy Award®
- Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes; English and German language versions of the opening narration; video essay; cast and crew interviews.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it