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The movie was shot in Venice during what is known in History as the Republic of Salò (when Mussolini was deposed and the country occupied by the Germans) and when all cinematic activity was transferred north, as Italy's main studio facilities (Cinecittà) were situated in Rome, which was occupied. It is very difficult nowadays to find any information about any of the films produced during the Republic of Salò and it is virtually impossible to find any prints at all. Most of the documentation available about Italian cinema also seems to exclude these films on purpose; most critics even dismiss the fact that any cinematic activity even took place in Venice during the last years of the war. It is clear that this particularly difficult period has always been looked at from a political point of view and the result is that political debates over the years have simply erased over twenty films. It is probably true that most of the personnel who worked in Venice in 1944-45 were fascist sympathizers but some others just wanted to resume their career in films despite the political upheavals. Whatever the case may be, no other details other than the ones already displayed, are now available about the film. See more