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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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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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Version of Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971) See more »

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Written by Dicky Thompson (as Thomson), Gadda and Lidianni
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Strikingly beautiful
9 January 2002 | by (Surrey) – See all my reviews

Not so much a neo realist film but rather a dreamlike adaptation of a Dostoyevsky short story, this one is a beautiful story of a fairy tale romance and disappointment.

Mastroianni gives a wonderful performance as the third wheel on this love triangle. As he is the point of identification for the viewer, it is really difficult to say whether this one has a happy end or not...

Highly recommended especially for the ingenious combination of neo realist imagery and old world romantic storytelling.


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