1952. France. Max Ophuls. 91 min.
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1952. France. Directed by Max Ophuls. Screenplay by Ophuls, Jacques Natonson, based on stories by Guy de Maupassant. With Madeliene Renaud, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Peter Ustinov. This, the second of four masterpieces Ophuls made upon his return to postwar Europe, is a dazzling bit of filmmaking and a profound commentary on the human spirit. In French; English subtitles. 91 min.