Lola Montès (Directors Suite) (1955)

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A film by Max Ophuls

Based on the life of the notorious Lola Montez: a self-constructed celebrity, the real Lola thrived on scandal, creating her own public persona and fueling the fire of her fame through her various romantic dalliances and extraordinary adventures. Through his opulent camerawork and lyrical narrative style, the great Max Ophuls perfectly recaptures the beautiful yet tragic life of his infamous subject.

Max Ophuls' Lola Montes situates Lola (Martine Carol) in an American circus. As an exuberant ringmaster (Academy Award(R)-winner Peter Ustinov) commentates, we are swept back into the scandalous events of Lola's life: her tormented childhood; her thwarted aspirations to be a dancer; her infamous affairs with men such as Franz Liszt and Ludwig I, King of Bavaria.

At once a romantic melodrama, a meditation on society's fascination with celebrity and a unique visual spectacle, Lola Montes is today considered among the greatest films ever made.

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Starring
Martine Carol
Peter Ustinov
Anton Walbrook
Henri Guisol
Lise Delamare
Paulette Dubost
Oskar Werner
Jean Galland
Will Quadflieg
Héléna Manson
Germaine Delbat
Carl Esmond
Directed by
Max Ophüls
Music
Georges Auric
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(90:38)
Drama 1955 110:39 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Widescreen 2.55:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
French Dolby Digital 3.0 L-C-R (224Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Extras
Audio Commentary-by Dr. Adrian Martin, Featurette-Working with Max Ophüls: Lola Montès Revisited, Booklet-Woman/Road/America/Cinema, an essay by David M. Lugowski, Gallery-Poster-Original Theatrical Poster, Trailer-Four Directors Suite trailers
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