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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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Director:
Writers:
Vitaliano Brancati (story) and
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Release Date:
7 September 1954 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The most subtle of romances played against a breathtaking backdrop of ancient history. See more (25 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)

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:S (1965) | Mexico:B (2015) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate number not listed)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
While driving in the streets of Naples, the couple can see an electoral poster demanding "Vote for communists!"See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the religious procession, when the crane lifts the camera and camera pans up to view the crowd, you can see the shadow of the camera on the ground.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:Where are we?
Katherine Joyce:Oh, I don't know exactly.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Broken Embraces (2009)See more »

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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The most subtle of romances played against a breathtaking backdrop of ancient history., 26 March 2003
Author: TheVid from Colorado Springs

A masterwork. Heeding Martin Scorsese's advice during his documentary MY VOYAGE TO ITALY, I was finally able to see an English language version of this film on a Brazilian DVD release and the experience was an exhilarating one. The story of a couple on the verge of destruction, surrounded by the vestiges of Pompeii and a view of Vesuvius, is at once real and mesmerizing, and the captivating moment of truth presented in the finale is a stirring revelation. It's easy to see how this film pointed the way for the studied new wave romances to come, like Michelangelo Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, Godard's CONTEMPT and even Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD.

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