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Madame de… (Blu-ray + DVD) BFI


When, beset by debt, the titular Countess Louise (Danielle Darrieux) decides to sell a pair of earrings that were a wedding gift from her husband André (Charles Boyer), she unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences not only for the Parisian couple but for André’s mistress and for an Italian Baron (Vittorio De Sica) who purchases the, by then, much-travelled jewellery.

Featuring nuanced performances by all three lead actors and directed by celebrated auteur Max Ophuls, this intricately constructed and elegantly designed drama is a searing study of fateful passion wound up in deceits, deals and desires.

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Special Features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Max Ophuls, le peintre de l amour fatal (Dominique Maillet, 2013, 61 mins): A documentary on Max Ophuls and the making of Madame de… featuring interviews with his collaborators
Working with Max Ophuls (Robert Fischer, 2005, 26 mins): interview with Alain Jessua about his training under Max Ophuls and his experiences of working on Madame de…
Illustrated booklet with writing by Laura Mulvey, Adrian Danks, and Lindsay Anderson, tributes to the director and full film credits


Bluray, DVD