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France, West Germany · 1955 1h 56m Director Max Ophüls Starring Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Adolf Wohlbrück, Henri Guisol Genre Drama, Romance
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The tragic life of Lola Montes, the beautiful dancer and courtesan from the 19th century. Reduced to working as the main attraction in a seedy circus, she reminicises on her past as a dancer and her failed romances with various important men throughout Europe. Her beauty broke hearts and caused scandals, and it cost Lola just as much as it gave.
One of the first and most important deconstructions of the male gaze