THE RECKLESS MOMENT
1949, 82 min, USA, Dir: Max Ophuls

Suburban housewife Joan Bennett goes to extraordinary lengths to cover up a murder committed by her daughter. Then blackmailer James Mason enters the picture: sadist or saint? Top-of-the-line suspense from the great Max Ophuls. Remade as THE DEEP END - see the original and decide for yourself if you'd rather have Joan Bennett or Tilda Swinton for a mother.


LIEBELEI
1933, Rialto Pictures, 68 min, Germany, Dir: Max Ophuls

Set in turn-of-the-century Austria, this exquisite film starts out following an innocent love affair and takes a tragic turn. Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play, LIEBELEI represents both Max Ophuls’ biggest triumph and his last film before the rise of the Nazis.


LOLA MONTÈS
1955, Janus Films, 115 min, France/West Germany, Dir: Max Ophuls

Director Max Ophuls' last completed film is based on the life of dancer and femme fatale Lola Montez (1821-1861). This epic historical romance revolves around the two most famous of Lola’s many affairs - with composer Franz Liszt and King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The most expensive European film of its time, LOLA MONTÈS flopped at the box office, but its artistic influence is highly acclaimed by film critics to the present day.


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