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Viaggio in Italia
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Director:
Writers:
Vitaliano Brancati (story) and
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Release Date:
7 September 1954 (Italy) See more »
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A Dramatic and Unusual Love Story!
Plot:
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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(41 articles)
Review - 'The Trip To Italy'
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Our Daily Bread #5
 (From MUBI. 17 March 2014, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Old Movies, New Tricks: Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman
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Movie magic in its final minutes, but there's not much to chew on in the journey there. See more (16 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Runtime:
USA:97 min | Italy:85 min
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Quotes:
[first lines]
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:Where are we?
Katherine Joyce:Oh, I don't know exactly.
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Referenced in Contempt (1963)See more »

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Movie magic in its final minutes, but there's not much to chew on in the journey there., 14 May 2014
Author: Sergeant_Tibbs from Suffolk, England

Journey To Italy is one of those films with recognisable names in front and behind the lens and appears to be very acclaimed, most notably ranking very high in They Shoot Pictures Don't They's top 1000, yet I don't personally know anyone who's a fan. Besides Martin Scorsese, I can't name anyone who vouches for it. In starting the film, it's difficult to see why it deserves such a noteworthy position. It's quite haphazardly produced with clunky framing, editing and exposition in its script. I suppose it's a necessary evil essential to all films but it didn't seem to have much life to it. Perhaps it was ahead of its time in some regard. Fortunately I love Ingrid Bergman and I felt her performance was remarkably subdued, particularly in her reaction shots. A lot internally going on there. Very whole-hearted compared to George Sanders who relies on bulky screen presence.

The plot continues and dwindles as we follow the two characters independently exploring their impulses, Bergman inquiring the remains of Pompeii and Sanders experimenting with infidelity. It's difficult to be invested in such a neutral relationship, especially when the cameras don't really pick up the beauty of the scenery. The film hits fever pitch late and we swiftly come to the predictable conclusive moments and that's when something incredible happens. The film, or the version I watched, is a short 80 minutes and it must be all set to build to these final minutes. It becomes movie magic, both emotional in the characters and the suddenly electrifying camera-work. Even though the catalyst is something you can see coming, the film feels worth it for that satisfying sense of love in the end. It's a shame the film is so unbalanced and it could've delivered more treats along the way, but I guess I can kind of see what Marty sees in it.

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