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Brilliant masterpiece from Max Ophüls! Beautiful actress Martine Carol in a splendid visually sumptuous film! A story of a real life cabaret dancer and her affairs, including Franz Liszt and Ludwig I of Bavaria. Superb!
Interesting concept (circus scenes introducing flashbacks) but I just can't get into it. Maybe I need to be in a better mood.
The wooden performance is very much a part of the magic.
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This movie ranks #26 in The 100 Most Significant German Films
This movie ranks #37 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #75 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
This movie ranks #239 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #279 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #362 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #384 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #481 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #487 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
This movie ranks #500 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
This movie ranks #545 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #557 in The Criterion Collection