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Criterion Collection

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Editorial Reviews

The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls (La ronde), THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE. . . is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When an aristocratic woman known only as Madame de (Le plaisir’s extraordinary Danielle Darrieux) sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband (Gaslight’s Charles Boyer) in order to pay a debt, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair. Ophuls’s adaptation of Louise de Vilmorin’s incisive fin de siècle novel employs the elegant and precise camera work for which the director is so justly renowned, to ravishing effect.


Special features

  • New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars Susan White and Gaylyn Studlar
  • Introduction by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Interviews with director Max Ophuls's collaborators
  • Visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Archival interview with novelist Louise de Vilmorin
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell

  • Product details

    • Actors: Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt, Jean Galland
    • Directors: Max Ophuls
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
    • Language: French
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
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    • Studio: Criterion Collection
    • DVD Release Date: August 6, 2013
    • Run Time: 100 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews
    • ASIN: B00CUKTHJ8
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,248 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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