A countess must sell a pair of earrings to pay off debts, telling her husband they are lost. He soon learns of the deceit and as the jewels begin their journey from one owner to the next, hypocrisy and infidelities are exposed beneath the well-mannered surface of their sophisticated world.
Regarded as one of best films ever made. A study of the upper classes and Madame De... in particular. This is cinema art at it's best. The cinematography is outstanding, long takes, sequence shots, Madame De passing behind objects as the camera still follows her, revealing the workings of her world in doing so. The ultra beautiful Danielle Darrieux gives one of cinemas most memorable performances in the title role, her magnetism is addictive. If you love art house cinema, this film is as the critics say, one of the best ever made. A MUST see for cinema buffs.