Featuring nuanced performances by all three lead actors; Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica, and directed by celebrated auteur Max Ophuls (Letter From an Unknown Woman, La Ronde) this intricately constructed and elegantly designed drama is a searing study of fateful passion wound up in deceits, deals and desires.
Newly restored by Gaumont, on 22 May 2017 it will be released on Blu-ray (for the first time in the UK) and DVD in a Dual Format Edition, with special features including an hour long documentary on the great Max Ophuls and the making of Madame de...
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. See a clip at the link above.
Announced today - Madame de... will be screened in Cannes Classics at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in honour of Danielle Darrieux's 100th birthday on 1 May.