Delon turned heads in his first starring role, in a period romance based on Arthur Schnitzler’s (La Ronde) play. Here he’s paired with fast-rising star Romy Schneider—and the two fell in love offscreen. In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Delon realizes that his affair with wealthy married woman Micheline Presle needs to end once he forges a true connection with Schneider, but cuckolded husband Jean Galland (of Fantômas fame decades prior) demands satisfaction.
In French with English subtitles
Print courtesy of the Institut Français, thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York