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Lola Monte

Alternate Titles: Lola Montes

Drama | French | 105 minutes

Las Entreprise

Wide


Cast & Crew

Director

Max OPHULS

Producer

Pierre Braunberger

Writer

Max OPHULS

Cast

Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov


Synopsis

Reduced to a state the total degeneration, Lola Montès, under the big top of a gigantic circus, is forced to reinact her dramatic past. The life story of a 19th century courtesan told via flashbacks while being exhibited in a stylised circus somewhere in America. Lola Montes pantomimes her own image, caught between being a caged animal and a femme fatale, she travels around the world creating a caricature of her decline until the tragic conclusion during a show : a leap into the void...


Année d'achèvement

1981


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