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Viaggio in Italia
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Journey to Italy (1954) More at IMDbPro »Viaggio in Italia (original title)

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Journey to Italy -- This 1954 drama is a deceptively simple piece. There is little plot to speak of: a marriage is breaking up under the strains of a trip to Italy, and we watch. But in its deliberate rejection of many aspects of 'classic' Hollywood narrative and its stubborn pursuit of a quite different aesthetic, its meandering story line creates space for ideas and time for reflection.


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Vitaliano Brancati (story) and
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Release Date:
7 September 1954 (Italy) See more »
A Dramatic and Unusual Love Story!
Catherine and Alexander, wealthy and sophisticated, drive to Naples to dispose of a deceased uncle's villa... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ingrid Bergman ... Katherine Joyce

George Sanders ... Alexander 'Alex' Joyce (as Georges Sanders)
Maria Mauban ... Marie (as Marie Mauban)
Anna Proclemer ... La prostituta
Paul Muller ... Paul Dupont
Anthony La Penna ... Tony Burton (as Leslie Daniels)
Natalia Ray ... Natalie Burton (as Natalia Rai)
Jackie Frost ... Betty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bianca Maria Cerasoli ... Un'amica di Judy (uncredited)
Adriana Danieli ... Un'amica di Judy (uncredited)
María Martín ... (uncredited)
Lyla Rocco ... La signora Sinibaldi (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
Writing credits
Vitaliano Brancati (story and screenplay) and
Roberto Rossellini (story and screenplay)

Colette (novel "Duo")

Antonio Pietrangeli  screenplay collaboration (uncredited)

Produced by
Adolfo Fossataro .... producer
Alfredo Guarini .... producer (uncredited)
Roberto Rossellini .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Enzo Serafin 
Film Editing by
Jolanda Benvenuti  (as Iolanda Benvenuti)
Production Design by
Piero Filippone (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Fernanda Gattinoni 
Production Management
Marcello D'Amico .... production manager
Mario Del Papa .... production manager
Emimmo Salvi .... production supervisor (as Mimmo Salvi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcello Caracciolo Di Laurino .... assistant director (as Marcello Di Laurino)
Vladimiro Cecchi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gilles Barberis .... audio restorer
Eraldo Giordani .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Scavarda .... camera operator
Music Department
Renzo Rossellini .... music arranger

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Viaggio in Italia" - Italy (original title)
"Strangers" - USA
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USA:97 min | Italy:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

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The hotel they stayed in in Naples was also used in one episode of the Sopranos.See more »
[first lines]
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:Where are we?
Katherine Joyce:Oh, I don't know exactly.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Jolanda e Rossellini (1995)See more »


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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
See Naples and live, 30 July 2010
Author: Amnes from Australia

Seems long and drawn out until you get to the final moment which is a marvellous thing, then you realise how great a film it was, in hindsight.

Possibly influenced Bunuel - some of the tree lined avenues and the religious saturation of a culture, the slowness of the story, it all reminded me of Bunuel. It's also acknowledged to be an influence on Godard's Contempt and it was interesting to see how it inspired parts of that film - the estranged couple cast against stunning Italian Neapolitan scenery. Must be a great story for it to have been filmed so well twice.

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