Max Ophüls

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Maximillian Oppenheimer (/ˈɒpənˌhmər/; 6 May 1902 – 26 March 1957),[1] known as Max Ophüls (/ˈɔːfəls/;[2] German: [ˈˀɔfʏls]) or simply Ophuls, was a German-French film director who worked in Germany (1931–1933), France (1933–1940 and 1950–1957), and the United States (1947–1950). He made nearly 30 films, the latter ones being especially notable: La Ronde (1950), Le Plaisir (1952), The Earrings of Madame de… (1953) and Lola Montès (1955). He was credited as Max Opuls on several of his American films, including The Reckless Moment, Caught, Letter from an Unknown Woman, and The Exile. The annual Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken is named after him.

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Max Ophüls
Maximillian Oppenheimer

(1902-05-06)6 May 1902
Died26 March 1957(1957-03-26) (aged 54)
Occupation(s)Director, Writer
Years active1931–1957
SpouseHildegard Wall (m. 1926)
ChildrenMarcel Ophuls