The Marchioness of O.

  • The Marchioness of O.

    Director: Eric Rohmer

    Actors: Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Peter Luhr, Bernard Freyd

    Year: May 19, 1978

    Genre: drama

    Duration: 01h 50min


In 1799, the young Italian widow, the Marchioness of O., was captured by the Russian officer Count F. He rapes her while she faints, but she believes he saved her. Months later, the “savior” who was believed to be dead unexpectedly appears and asks for the Marquise's hand in marriage. Only slowly does she realize that her bouts of weakness since her rescue actually mean she is pregnant. A serious scandal seems to be taking its tragic course...