Erotic Merry-Go-Round Turns Into Nightmare at Paris Theater

Arthur Schnitzler’s play “Reigen,” a merry-go-round of sexual encounters, was banned by a Berlin court after its 1920 premiere. Max Ophuls’s 1950 film version, “La Ronde,” fared no better: It was kept from U.S. shores for four years by the New York State censors.

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