#144: Lola Montès

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Lola Montes, previously a great adventurer, is reduced to being the attraction of a circus after having been the lover of various important men.

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#179: The Earrings of Madame de…

o1z8wghtptwj8rfya6lxrcu4dyt#179 – The Earrings of Madame de…, (Madame de…), 1953, Max Ophüls
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In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

#742: Le Plaisir

wpvfqvusq0rqrhj7ky7m8q1fqmx#742 – Le Plaisir, 1952, Max Ophüls
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Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women – pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Mme Tellier taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece’s communion – pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean the painter falling in love with his model – pleasure and death.