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Fear (1954)

Non credo più all'amore (La paura) (original title)
| Drama | 1956 (USA)
Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

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She was cornered and she knew it...but she couldn't do anything about it...except one thing which could only lead to F-E-A-R!

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Roberto Rossellini shot two versions of La Para, one in German (Angst) and an international version (Fear). The first Italian version was released as the international one. Another shorter version was released later, under the title "Non credo piu all'amore". The movie was restored by Cineteca di Bologna and CSC in 2014, using a number of vintage prints, starting with the shorter print, to reconstruct the longer international version. See more »

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Adultery and blackmail a terrible combination
17 January 2017 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Terrible indeed and admirably performed by that beautiful woman and great actress named Ingrid Bergman, a story directed by her husband the also great film director Roberto Rossellini. A married woman whose husband is a prominent professor has an adulterous relationship with another man. Suddenly a former lover of that man appears and begins to blackmail her demanding high money sums and threatening to tell everything her husband. She is then upset by fear and begins to cede to blackmail. Later we learn that this was planned by her husband with perhaps not very clear intentions. When she knows this she is psychologically destroyed and plans to kill herself of which she is saved by her husband at the last moment and they show that afterwards they love each other. Of course it is psychologically possible that a woman loves two men simultaneously although in different ways (or a man two women). The movie is therefore authentic. Although not exactly a masterpiece this movie is worth to be seen for its intense dramatic atmosphere in what concerns Ingrid Bergman's role and the very good performance of actors and actresses.


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