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Thu
07
Jan
2016
 

In turn of the century Vienna, Stephan (Louis Jourdan), a womanising young concert pianist, tries to escape a duel with the husband of his lover. About to leave the city he is handed a letter from an unknown woman, reliving in flashback his decade long romance with Lisa (Joan Fontaine), a naïve young woman who fell in love with him and had his child. As morning approaches, Stephan finishes the letter and goes to meet his destiny. Crafted to perfection by director Max Ophüls, with fine performances by Fontaine and Jourdan, a script by Howard Koch (Co-author of Casablanca) and beautiful camerawork by Franz Planer, Letter from an Unknown Woman is a lush and bittersweet love story.

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