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  • The Marquise of O

    The Marquise of O

    ★★★★★

    For me it always seemed that a wider variety of hidden or overt social rules made for more riveting art, and Rohmer replicates the feeling of, say, Tolstoy, with astonishing precision. My guess is that the period setting is a bit of a buffer, allowing Rohmer to remove himself from 70s France to a time period that provides allows him to explore issues that matter to him with an amount of aesthetic distance. The story itself, of course, is hardly…