La Ronde

Directed by Roger Vadim

Year: 1964
Running Time: 110
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: France
Language: French w/English subt. [audio]
Shop Home Video Educational Use

La Ronde

Cast
Françoise Dorléac
Catherine Spaak
Anna Karina
Jane Fonda
Jean-Claude Brialy

Crew
Directed by Roger Vadim


Adapted by Tony winning playwright Jean Anouilh (Becket), Roger Vadim's La Ronde deftly transplants Arthur Schnitzler's famous amorous cycle from 19th Century Vienna to a lavishly re-created widescreen Art Nouveau Paris. Vadim's cast includes Jean Luc Godard muse Anna Karina and The Phantom of Liberty's Jean Claude Brialy. But for the central role of Sophie, the man who shepherded Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve to the screen (and the altar) set his sites on an American starlet -- 27 year old Jane Fonda. Leery of Vadim's Svengali reputation, but impressed with Anouilh's literate script, Fonda agreed to appear in La Ronde. Before shooting even began, director and star became lovers and when the romantic film went before the cameras, life and art intermingled freely. "I discovered," Fonda later recalled of the shoot, "tremendous sexual excitement in having (Vadim) place me in positions he wanted."

Fonda and Vadim's auspicious pre-Barbarella collaboration yielded a charming, smart and decorous sex farce. From a delightful credit sequence by Bond film title artist Maurice Binder to the bed-hopping close of the romantic roundelay, La Ronde is as sweet as it is erotic. But re-titled (as Circle of Love), dubbed into English, and advertised with a Times Square billboard of Fonda reclining in the nude, American critics of the time failed to judge La Ronde on its own merits. Now, newly subtitled and returned to its original "insouciant, elegant, witty" (Variety) widescreen glory, Kino presents Roger Vadim's La Ronde for the first time on in the US on DVD.

Reviews

"Racy...artfully photographed...glows in a golden wash of art-nouveau elegance." - Time

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 1:32pm
Next stop for' @NastySilents' is' @MovingImageNYC', where a selection of films will screen Aug 20-21 that celebrate the…' https://t.co/dXLXdBe3Am'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 1:27pm
RT' @TheWrap': Kino Lorber has acquired "The Worst Ones" for a U.S. and Canada theatrical release following its North American premiere at TI…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 1:26pm
RT' @WomenaHollywood': Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret’s Cannes Winner “The Worst Ones” Lands North American Distribution' https://t.co/lBSZMsnIkS…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 1:26pm
RT' @TIFF_NET': The North American Premiere of Romane Gueret and Lise Akoka’s film-within-a-film THE WORST ONES chronicles the making of a dr…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 1:26pm
RT' @ioncinema': A gem (and I personally told directors Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret that they would win) Un Certain Regard section winner The…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 12:47pm
RT' @kino_cult': In the office.' https://t.co/Tjnqxxb7aQ'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 12:46pm
We've picked up Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret’s thought-provoking and darkly funny THE WORST ONES, which won the top…' https://t.co/JgRnk6qev4'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 12:39pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming October 25th!' https://t.co/FxgZk3OPRa' THE COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR (1962) • Remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 12:38pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming October 25th on 4KUHD and Blu-ray!' https://t.co/RzR5jrdZ8h' THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1996) • Brand NEW HDR/DV Master…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 17 2022 at 11:34am
RT' @DiscDish': The explosive 1978 martial arts-flavored action classic Good Guys Wear Black starring Chuck Norris returns as a Special Editi…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com