Max Ophüls' lushly stylized masterpiece is famous for its virtuosic camerawork. Louise is trapped in a strained marriage to Count André. A high-level general in the French army, André deals with his marital troubles by seeing a mistress; Louise by shopping to excess. After finding herself deep in debt, Louise covertly sells her earrings, a wedding gift from André. Declared stolen, the earrings begin a serendipitous adventure through the decadent world of the aristocracy.
runtime: 105m format: 35mm
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