in about 100 words or less
France / Italy 105m, B&W
Director: Max Ophüls; Cast: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt, Jean Galland
A film adaptation of the Marie Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin 1951 novel of the same name, Madame de… is a tragic love story with a dark sense of humor about a less than amorous relationship between a husband and wife and their extramarital affairs which become linked through a pair of diamond earrings. A skillfully made film, with exquisite camera work, Madame de… is a wonderfully entertaining expose of the failings of the rich and idle (Klaus Ming December 2014).