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Giorgio Albertazzi obituary

10 June 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best known for his role as X in Alain Resnais’s Last Year in Marienbad

Of the 40 or so film appearances by Giorgio Albertazzi, the Italian actor-manager, who has died aged 92, the best known was his unsettling role as X in Alain Resnais’s L’Année Dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad, 1961). In the surreal film, set in a dreamlike hotel, Albertazzi plays a man who claims to have had a relationship with a woman, A, and who has come to take her away from her husband, M (Sacha Pitoëff), 12 months later, as she asked him to. But A (Delphine Seyrig) appears to have no recollection of this.

The film won the Golden Lion at Venice that year, after which Albertazzi also appeared in two Joseph Losey films: Eva (1962) and The Assassination of Trotsky (1972). His first hit on TV had been in 1959 in The Idiot and he was »

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29 March 2016 12:01 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

That scarlet woman Ingrid is back from exile, and hypocritical Hollywood is not complaining -- Anatole Litvak and Arthur Laurents make an intriguing romantic-psychological mystery of a bogus Romanoff Duchess who surfaces in 1928 Paris to claim the crown fortune. Good roles for Yul Brynner and Helen Hayes as well. It's a strange intersection of scandal, history and swindlers that may have found the real item... and maybe not. Anastasia Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 105 min. / Ship Date March 15, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Sacha Pitoeff, Ivan Desny, Natalie Schafer, Karel Stepanek Cinematography Jack Hildyard Art Direction Andrej Andrejew, Bill Andrews Film Editor Bert Bates Original Music Alfred Newman Written by Arthur Laurents from a play by Marcelle Maurette Produced by Buddy Adler Directed by Anatole Litvak

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