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Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz

The Games of Countess Dolingen (USA)

My Rating: /10
Rating:  6.2/10  Votes:  ( 26 )    IMDb

Director:
Release:
1981 May, 17
Country:
France
Runtime:
114 minutes
Genre:
Drama
Production Company:



In this eerie, atmospheric tale, a young woman is on a train when she sees some people she thinks she knows from her childhood. On arriving home, her husband tells her that a certain countess has died. At that point, the film cuts to a scene of the countess singing in a mausoleum while the visual image of the graveyard's many tombstones passes before one's eyes. Back home, the husband -- also a "father-figure" -- is looking over his collection of wooden angels. Some time elapses, and he surreptitiously sees a thief come down through the chimney, steal some things, and then leave. To combat any recurrence, he builds an iron, escape-proof cage around the fireplace, and then goes away on a trip. When he comes back, he finds the thief dead in the cage. Thus far, the camera has only shown the husband in profile or from the back. Then there is another story about a young girl, with a spiteful, nasty mother, who is trying to cope with her own attraction to a man. When she grows up, she either commits suicide or manages to leave the past behind her. Is this little girl the same married woman on the train at the beginning of the film? In the final, dramatic scenes, the viewers see the husband full-face for the first time, as he confronts his wife. - Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Луиза навещает в психиатрической клинике свою старую подругу, которая рассказывает ей, что только что закончила роман о девочке, покончившей жизнь самоубийством. Она начинает читать, и события романа причудливым образом переплетаются с жизнью самой Луизы, переживающей тяжелую депрессию. Реальность в ее сознании меняется местами с фантазией, и уже трудно понять, что именно происходит на самом деле, а что выдумано. Являлся ли вор, умерший в ловушке, устроенной мужем Луизы тем же самым человеком, из-за которого выбросилась из окна девочка, и что произойдет с ней самой, когда закончится книга?..

Rating Percentage % Votes
10
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8%
2
7
12%
3
6
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5
4%
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3
8%
2
2
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26
Arithmetic mean = 6.2
The Games of Countess Dolingen USA
The Games of Countess Dolingen (World-wide)  
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Les jeux de la comtesse Dolingen de Gratz  
Les jeux de la comtesse Dolingen de Gratz France
Jocurile contesei Dolingen de Gratz Romania
Kontes Dolingen'in Oyunları (Turkish title) Turkey
Die Verbotenen Spiele der Gräfin Dolingen von Gratz Germany
Игры графини Долинген де Грац Russia

Keywords: Show

Children's Cast:

Katia Wastchenko [13] La petite fille
Antoine Binet Le frère
Nathalie Goldnadel La fille pubère

User Commentaries:

Dverbon      18 Mar 2019
This girl(the lead) leads a distressed life! In one scene she is at school and becomes so emotionally affected by what the teacher (a man) is reciting she wets herself at her desk. This invites mocking from the other girls in class, who eventually leave her sitting by herself. She frequents a swimming pool nearby and becomes infatuated by an older good looking man. She fantasizes him loving her, but he never really notices her. In the last scenes, it is only speculative why she examines her nude body in a mirror, only to fling herself out the window moments later, ending the movie.
flash101      10 Nov 2012
Have not seen one that runs for 114min, have four that run for 103 to 105mins


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