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1953 (USA) See more »
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Massimo Girotti ... L'ingeniere Roberto

Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Sandra

Giulietta Masina ... Pippo
Liliana Gerace ... Lucia Ferri
Adriana Sivieri ... Iris
Ottavio Senoret ... Edmondo
Cesarina Gheraldi ... Gianna
Antonio Nicotra ... Barale

Renato Baldini ... Primavera
Sidney Gordon ... Il commissario
Goliarda Sapienza ... La prostituta religiosa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lina Acconci ... (uncredited)
Lalla Ambraziejus ... (uncredited)
Ignazio Balsamo ... Bit part (uncredited)
Alberto Collo ... (uncredited)
Arturo Gallea ... Il padre di Sandra e Lucia (uncredited)
Marcella Genuino ... (uncredited)
Carmen Nazzari ... (uncredited)
Gino Passarelli ... Bit part (uncredited)
Piero Pastore ... Cinque (uncredited)
Luisa Rivelli ... (uncredited)
Jone Salinas ... Bit part (uncredited)

Directed by
Luigi Comencini 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo Mida 
Gianni Puccini 
Franco Solinas 
Sergio Sollima 

Produced by
Luigi Rovere .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Antonio Belviso 
Film Editing by
Rolando Benedetti 
Costume Design by
Annunziata Piacentini 
Makeup Department
Libero Politi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sergio Barbonese .... production supervisor
Eliseo Boschi .... production team
Marcello Giannini .... production supervisor
Enzo Provenzale .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Armando Crispino .... assistant director
Massimo Patrizi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Aldo Calpini .... sound mixer
Giovanni Canavero .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Pertazzini .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
"Persiane chiuse" - Italy (original title)
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90 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Three Girls from Rome (1952)See more »


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Interesting Curiosity Piece., 13 December 2009
Author: ronevickers from United Kingdom

This movie hasn't seen the light of day for many, many years but is now available on DVD. It is also dubbed into English, from its original Italian dialogue, although it has to be said that the print isn't exactly top quality. As for the film itself, it was awarded an "X" certificate in the UK upon its original release in the 1950's. Its central theme involves the main character (Eleanora Rossi Drago) attempting to seek out her missing sister (Liliana Gerace) in the cities of Turin and Genoa. It tackles the subject of prostitution, without actually using the word, and that is obviously why it was given an adults only rating, upon its release. Watching "Behind Closed Shuters" now, there's no getting away from the fact that it is rather dated, and its pace is quite labourious. However, the most memorable features involve the characterisations, as the people you will see in this movie are amongst the strangest looking individuals ever consigned to film. It also manages to convey an atmosphere of foreboding befitting its storyline, which is also helped along by fine performances from Drago and Gerace. Overall, it is quite a striking film despite its obvious flaws.

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