The title is short for "melodrama" so you know exactly when sort of story you're in for. Discontented Romaine begins an affair with womanizing concert violinist Marcel, an old friend of her boring husband Pierre's. While Marcel is away on tour, Pierre becomes seriously (and suspiciously) ill. When Romaine's perfidy is discovered, she commits suicide. However, years later, Pierre demands the truth from Marcel. French with subtitles.
Melomania, melodrama, melo-psychology actingoutpolitics at 2010-08-05 20:37:14
Personal love and professional dedication to art support one another in this sophisticated tale about what artistic intellectuals were occupied with during a historical period when European totalitarianism in various countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, etc.) was forming. Personal love becomes intensified not only by being a part of human soul?s artistic yearning but also by the ability of the characters for advanced self-reflection and for creating their own subjective narratives about love and art. Psychological control over love relationships through love narrative (sublimated version of love toward love object) becomes a part of human destiny in love, in art and in understanding of the world.
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