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Roundabout (1950) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anton Walbrook, Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Philipe, Isa Miranda, Danielle Darrieux

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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.
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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.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by a prostitute Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Austria City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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