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TENDER ENEMY

France, 1936 (MIFF 1981)

Director: Max Ophuls

The change of title wrought by Ophuls in his adaptation of Andre-Paul Antoine's play The Enemy epitomizes his deliberate softening of the original to suit his sincere feeling for sentimentality. “ln it can be found the latest influences of expressionism: its fractionizing of people and things, its taste for caricatured characters and for the past. its flirtation with the hereafter. . . " (Georges Sadoul).

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LOLA MONTES

France/West Germany, 1955
Lote Montes was the last film directed by Max Ophuls befors his death in 1957; the film as Ophuls originally made it was very different from the abridged English language version shown here. To make … More »

LOLA

France/Italy, 1960
Lola is a fable about the different kinds of love, and one of its chief joys is in watching it work itself out, slowly, iineluctably, and above all, elegantly. Lola herself is a cabaret girl; she tak… More »

THE TROUBLES WE'VE SEEN (1ST AND 2ND JOURNEYS)

UK/France, 1994
Marcel Ophuls has an unbeatable opening to The Troubles We've Seen: A History of Joumalism in Wartime: the true story of how World War II was declared on the very day his father, Max Ophuls, was dire… More »

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