Rent La Ronde (1950)

3.7 of 5 from 119 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
Starring Simone Signoret, Simone Simon and Anton Walbrook as the enigmatic master of ceremonies who guides us through a series of amorous encounters in 1900's Vienna. A soldier (Serge Reggiani) meets an eager young lady of the night and later has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid who then has an affair with the young master of the house. The young man then seduces a married woman and on and on spins on the gay carousel of romantic life...
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Directors:
Producers:
Ralph Baum, Sacha Gordine
Writers:
Arthur Schnitzler, Jacques Natanson
Others:
Max Ophüls, D'Eaubonne
Aka:
Roundabout
Studio:
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Collections:
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Countries:
France
Awards:

1952 BAFTA Best Film

1950 Venice Film Festival Best Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
08/09/2008
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Working with Max Opholus: Daniel Gelin on La Ronde
  • Circles on Desire: Alan Williams on Max Opholus' La Ronde
  • Commentary by Susan White
  • Photo Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/08/2016
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
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Reviews (3) of La Ronde

Probably a great film if you could understand a word of it - La Ronde review by JK

Spoiler Alert
21/12/2019

In the 21st century is it really still impossible to subtitle foreign films (or indeed any films needing them) so that people can actually read them?

This film was frustrating and we gave up half way through because the subtitles were totally unreadable. If the background is black there's not much point having black subtitles. Conversely, white ones printed over images of people crossing the desert or in snowy surroundings aren't much help either.

Sorry - it was a highly rated film in its day and was probably very good - we'll never know.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Beautiful film, excellent commentary - La Ronde review by HL

Spoiler Alert
22/07/2022

Not only is this a beautiful film with major stars of the mid-20th century French cinema, but there are two excellent sections of commentary by two different experts who give information about the director, Max Ophuls, his work and his time.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Circle of Love - La Ronde review by NO

Spoiler Alert
20/01/2023

A pleasant film but rather dated when you compare the love scenes to todays erotic sexual displays.I did not like Walbrook giving a commentary-I thought it silly.

Do not understand JK,s comments re the subtitles-I put mine on the Tv & could read every word.It may have been shocking in its day but I do not think it deserves the

praise it gets in reviews.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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