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Gino De Santis (story) and
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17 January 1964 (Italy) See more »
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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DVD Review: Antonio Pietrangeli's "La Visita (The Visit)" (1963)
 (From CinemaRetro. 5 March 2013, 8:22 AM, PST)

La Visita (The Visitor)
 (From JustPressPlay. 5 April 2012, 7:05 AM, PDT)

Daily Briefing. Getino/Solanas, Dickens, Ehrenstein, Dyer
 (From MUBI. 10 March 2012, 11:43 AM, PST)

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Directed by
Antonio Pietrangeli 
Writing credits
Gino De Santis (story) and
Ettore Scola (story) and
Ruggero Maccari (story)

Ruggero Maccari (writer) and
Antonio Pietrangeli (writer)

Produced by
Moris Ergas .... producer
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Donà 
Costume Design by
Margherita Ferrone 
Piero Tosi 
Sound Department
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La visita" - Italy (original title)
"The Visitor" - USA (DVD box title)
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100 min | USA:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Candid and thoroughly hilarious, 13 December 2014
Author: norterey from Portugal

A sadly underseen must-see; a highly enjoyable comedy about an intellectual but disgruntled chauvinist and a voluptuous airhead who meet through a dating ad. As their date progresses and they try to make a good impression on each other – and, naturally, fail laughably at that – the characters motives and expectations are understood to be mostly opportunistic and selfish, and their manners deceitful. Yet despite the mean-spirited tone of the piece, their redeeming qualities eventually come through, although the ending, even if fairly compassionate, seems a bit out of place in a movie that spends the whole time asking us to laugh at its not-so-lovable losers. But one can easily forgive that and instead appreciate the fact that despite being now half a century old, the movie remains quite fresh and modern, not just in the straightforward way it depicts the characters and their society, at the time, but most surprisingly in how cleverly thought-out some of the jokes are – on the other hand the most outrageous moments, including Périer kicking a tortoise or making blatantly racist remarks, may feel even edgier today than they were back then.

François Périer and especially Sandra Milo, looking as beautiful as ever, even under layers and layers of make-up that make her look like Gelsomina, are both excellent in their roles. Writers include Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola.

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