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Senso (1954)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  8 July 1968 (USA)
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

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Heinz Moog ...
Il conte Serpieri
Rina Morelli ...
Laura, la governante
Christian Marquand ...
Un ufficiale boemo
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Luca
Tino Bianchi ...
Il capitano Meucci
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Il comandante della piazza di Verona
Tonio Selwart ...
Il colonello Kleist
Marcella Mariani ...
Clara, la prostituta
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Il marchese Roberto Ussoni
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Storyline

Venezia, spring of 1866, in the last days of the Austrian occupation. A performance of Il Trovatore ends up in confusion due to an anti-Austrian demonstration, organised by Count Ussoni. His cousin Countess Serpieri falls in love with vile Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler, but the times are changing. Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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8 July 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wanton Contessa  »

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(edited/dubbed) | (director's cut)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Farley Granger had an irreparable falling-out with director Luchino Visconti towards the end of filming' he left the picture and went home to the US. Visconti handled this by using a "double" to stand in for Granger's character in the final sequences--the double was told to keep his hands in front of his face the whole time, and then was dispatched with his face to the wall. This anecdote is recounted by Francesco Maselli in his fascinating film of personal recollection, Frammenti di Novecento (2005). See more »

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Visconti's unforgettable romance
28 September 2000 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

This beautifully photographed romance features a great performance by Alida Valli, and Farley Granger in the greatest role of his career. Alida Valli plays a love starved married woman who falls passionately in love with deserter Granger. Like all of Visconti's films, it's emotionally disturbing, but totally superb.


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