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Lola Montes

Lola Montes

Lola Montes

1955 / 116min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MAX OPHULS

CAST: MARTINE CAROL, PETER USTINOV, ANTON WALBROOK, OSKAR WERNER, IVAN DESNY

SCREENPLAY - ANNETTE WADEMANT AND MAX OPHULS
DIALOGUE - JACQUES NATANSON
PRODUCER - ALBERT CARACO
CINEMATOGRAPHY - CHRISTIAN MATRAS
EDITING - MADELEINE GUG
PRODUCTION DESIGN - JEAN D'EAUBONNE
COSTUME DESIGN - GEORGES ANNENKOV
MUSIC - GEORGES AURIC

Perhaps the great Max Ophuls’s supreme cinematic spectacle, this Technicolor dazzler dramatizes with great panache and intelligence the life of the infamous nineteenth-century courtesan. While the intricately choreographed photography is always splendid to look at, the film is also one of the most cutting films of its era about the historical treatment of women, its critique leading to an unforgettable final image.