Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoy it~ Please read on:
Along with more complete subtitles, there are about 4 new scenes that are not in the British release version. They’re each a few minutes long. 3 are near the beginning, the 4th is towards the end. Although they aren’t crucial scenes to the overall film, they do help fill out the story and are certainly nice to have!
Also, while watching, please be aware of a few things:
1. As far as audio/video quality, this IS the best I can give you. Even though it’s offered here in HD, that doesn’t mean my film copy was HD to begin with. Actually, some work had to be done to get it looking/sounding as good as it does.
2. I’m not fluent in French, so forgive any errors in translation you may find. (If you’d like to watch this without subtitles [spoken-French only] here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGh14vk_aVQ )
3. I’m also not a professional subtitle-maker, so sorry if the timing, ect, is not perfect on every single one.
Thanks for understanding, and for your interest in this under-appreciated classic! If you enjoy it, I highly suggest reading the book “Olivia”, for which this film is based on. It’s a short, easy read, and very close to the movie (or rather vice-verse).
Also, for any “Madchen in Uniform” (’31) fans out there, here’s an interesting article comparing these two movies: http://memoriesofthefuture.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/boarding-school-erotics-olivia-and-madchen-in-uniform/
Thank you to all my sources, including the original Olivia upload by Rosemaidens.