The Earrings of Madame De...

The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 1953  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Earrings of Madame de… (French: Madame de… [ma.dam də]) is a 1953 drama film directed by Max Ophüls, adapted from Louise Leveque de Vilmorin's period novel by Ophüls, Marcel Archard and Annette Wadement. The film is considered a masterpiece of the 1950s French cinema. Andrew Sarris called it "the most perfect film ever made". Ophüls said the story's construction attracted him, stating "there is always the same axis around which the action continually turns like a carousel. A tiny, scarcely visible axis: a pair of earrings."

The film's different titles reflect on the fact that the surname of the Madame in question – the same as that of her husband's – is never heard nor seen onscreen. The few times in the film when it might be revealed, it is elided by noise or a camera trick.

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Box Office

$139,896

Tags

Countess, Debt, Earring, Film Based On Literature, Italian, Madame, Ophüls

Attributes

Narrative Location: Basel, Istanbul, Italy, Paris
Subject: adultery, connectedness, lie, marriage, romantic love
Time Period: 19th century

Alternate Titles

Agnosti kyria
GR
Bröllopsgåvan
SE
Desejos Proibidos
BR
Die Liebe ihres Lebens
AT
Fruens hemmelige timer
NO
I agnostos kyria
GR
I gioielli di Madame de ...
IT
Madame de ...
AT
Madame de...
, AR, FR, MX, PL, PT, ES, GB, US
Madame de... - Die Liebe ihres Lebens
AT, DE
Madame de…
Madame's juveler
DK
Mindjuse Madam de ...
YU
Ponios X auskarai
LT
Salaperäiset korvarenkaat
FI
Senyora de...
ES
The Earrings of Madame de...
The Earrings of Madame De...
CA, US
Мадам де...
, RU
Мадам дьо...
BG
たそがれの女心
JP
마담D
KR