Marianne de Ma Jeunesse (1954)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France, West Germany  |  
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Peter De Mendelssohn's novel Marianne of My Youth was the source for this mystical romantic drama. Marianne (Marianne Hold) is the Bavarian sweetheart of wealthy young Argentinian finishing-school student Vincent (Pierre Vaneck). Hero meets heroine when his schoolmates lock him in a crumbling mansion as part of a fraternity initation. The ethereal Marianne insist that she's the prisoner of the ogre of the castle--her ageing, debauched lover. An idyllic romance follows. . .but is Marianne all that she claims to be? Can it be that Marianne is merely a figment of Vincent's youthful imagination?

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fantasy, initiation, ogre, prison, reality, romance