Actors: Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Philipe, Isa Miranda, Danielle Darrieux
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Roundabout (1950)|
|ROUNDABOUT ( La Ronde ) is a movie cowritten and directed by Max Ophuls in 1950. Nominated, in 1952, for the awards in the "Best Art Direction" and "Best Screenplay" categories. Based on Arthur Schnitzler's play.
Vienna, 1900. An all-knowing presenter who could be anyone or maybe simply the director of the movie leads us through different love affairs linked each to the other by their protagonists' desire for love. So we witness the eternal round of love through the eyes of a prostitute, a soldier, an aristocrat, a married woman, a married man, an artist, an actress and a member of the local bourgeoisie.
A masterpiece with some of the best french actors of the time.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- romance (general)
- inconveniently married while playing footsy
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- main character serviced by a prostitute
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- can see into the future
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Check here if B&W
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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