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Le Notti Bianche (1957)
"Le notti bianche" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 May 1961 (USA)
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A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

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Complete credited cast:
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Marcella Rovena ...
La padrona della pensione
Maria Zanoli ...
La domestica (as Maria Zanolli)
Elena Fancera ...
La cassiera
Pietro Ceccarelli ...
Un coinvolto nella rissa (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Angelo Galassi ...
Un coinvolto nella rissa
Renato Terra ...
Un coinvolto nella rissa
Corrado Pani ...
Un giovinastro
Dirk Sanders ...
Il ballerino (as Dick Sanders)
Clara Calamai ...
La prostituta
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A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"Notti bianche" in Italian translates to "sleepless nights" in English. See more »

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Remade as The Seducer (2009) See more »

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Written by Biri (as Colombo), Walter Malgoni (as Malagodi) and Mario Perrone (as Perrone)
Orchestra conducted by M.stro Angelini
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Interesting plot, genius directing
16 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro) – See all my reviews

This film is very good indeed. Visconti confirms what everybody knows: he is a master! The plot is based on a Dostoievski tale, where a love triangle is explored in the minimum psychological details. Actually, it shows the impact of a powerful passion on human behavior, it tries to explore the incredible power that love has on people's behavior, mainly when passion and irresistible attraction are present. The author tries to show that we are capable of believing anything as well as having childish attitudes when we are confronted with passion. Moreover Visconti is very elegant when dealing with all the elements, combining them with great precision.

Also it is fine to see Maria Schell and Mastroianni acting.


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