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Some things are better left unsaid.
22 April 2011
Although Italian ,PaglierO enjoyed his only relatively successful film
in France ,an adaptation of Sartre's play "la p.....Respectueuse
"."Vestire Gli Ignudi " is its follow-up,a French -Italian co
production casting actors from the two countries:Eleonora Rossi
Drago,Gabriel (without an e in the credits) Ferzetti ,Pierre Brasseur
Based on a Pirandello play ,which would tend to indicate Pagliero's
ambitions were still high -but his skills as a director were not
so-,"Vestire Ugli Ignudi" (=clothing those who are naked)begins as a
classic melodrama (the poor girl,fired by her employers -she was a
governess in a rich bourgeois's house ,and she was unfairly accused of
her pupil's accidental death- but further acquaintance reveals a
complex (or complicated,not to say confused ) story .And the truth was
probably not what the poor thing told the doctors at the hospital after
she tried to commit suicide .There are many characters ,some of them
pointless (the writer's former lover),some of them).And some of them
are allowed to open their mouth in the last third only (the wealthy
lover,played by Pierre Brasseur).And a lugubrious piano playing does
not stop a single minute during the whole movie ,which becomes tedious
in the end .
Ferzetti and Rossi Drago would meet again in Huston's "the Bible ..in
the beginning " as Mr and Mrs Lot.
"Un Homme Marche Dans La Ville'(1950) is still considered Pagliero's
Like this? try these ....
"Rashomon" Kurosawa,1950 "the outrage" Ritt ,remake of the precedent
movie,1964 "Le Due Verita",Leonviola,1952
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