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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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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:
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Searching for love in a marriage. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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:
María Martín
Bianca Maria Cerasoli ... Un'amica di Judy (uncredited)
Adriana Danieli ... Un'amica di Judy (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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Did You Know?

Quotes:
[first lines]
Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:Where are we?
Katherine Joyce:Oh, I don't know exactly.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Contempt (1963)See more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Searching for love in a marriage., 5 November 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This movie is being an example of some simplistic but beautiful and effective film-making. It doesn't follow a big story in which a big conflict suddenly arises or something needs to get solved or found but it's simply a movie about a, somewhat elderly British(?) couple, on holiday in Italy, who suddenly start to realize that they have never really loved each other.

It's a movie that works because of how well done and beautifully it all got done. It obviously helps that the movie is being set in Italy and features some of the famous landmarks, in and around Napels. The movie focus a lot on the culture and history, since the movie is seen through the eyes of our two main characters, that are tourists and new to the country. There is always something happening in the movie, even though it really doesn't follow a that complicated or thick storyline. It's a movie that prefers realism and is basically a random slice of life and about marriage, that of course is not always anything romantic or love filled. Suddenly they start to learn more about each other and about themselves, which makes them realize that they are perhaps not meant to be together. Doesn't sound that interesting perhaps but the way the story gets told simply makes this a great one to watch, that also never bores. Granted that it's also a quite short movie.

The movie also works well because the characters in it are being realistic and they interacting convincingly with each other. Both George Sanders and Ingrid Bergman gave some fine performances in this movie and were a convincing screen couple, who's marriage has worn out.

It's also a movie that benefits from the fact that it got done in black & white. For some reason I think this movie would had been way more cheesy had it been shot in full color. Instead now the movie has some real class and beauty to it as well.

Despite that it's a movie set in Italy and also an Italian produced movie, with an Italian title, it's still an mostly English spoken film. At least the two main characters speak Italian throughout. So those who normally won't come near a 'foreign' film can also easily watch this one, if you pick up the right, original, version of it of course.

Simply one fine little, well done, effective movie, by Italian director Roberto Rossellini.

8/10

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