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Gino De Santis (story) and
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21 June 1965 (France) See more »
A story that focuses on 24 hours in the life of Pina (Sandra Milo) a 36 year old woman who lives in the country... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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A warm and funny Italian movie that deserves to be better known. See more (1 total) »


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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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Also Known As:
"La visita" - Italy (original title)
"The Visitor" - USA (DVD box title)
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100 min | USA:86 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A warm and funny Italian movie that deserves to be better known., 15 October 2013
Author: vwild from United Kingdom

I bought La Visita having watched Adua e le Compagne and then wondered what else Pietrangeli had directed that I could get hold of with English subtitles. La Visita is at least as good as Adua and features another great performance from Sandra Milo. She is a thirty-something small town woman called Pina who decides that the time has come to get married and so places an advert in the paper in the hope of finding a suitable man. After some correspondence with Adolfo she invites him to come to her home for the day so that they can get to know each other and it is this day, along with a few flashbacks, that provides the whole of the movie. We are introduced to Pina as she prepares to meet Adolfo at the railway station – heavily made up, sashaying around in a white suit and adjusting the poster of the Tower Of Pisa in the waiting room so it doesn't lean. Pietrangeli sets up a caricature of a slightly dim and frivolous woman then spends the rest of the film subtly undermining it as we come to realise that Pina is shrewder, more capable and yet more vulnerable than at first glance. Sandro Milo is an intelligent comic actress and gives her character a great deal of warmth and humanity so that we root for her all the way. She makes us will Adolfo to be the man she wants him to be and then, when he clearly falls short, makes us desperately hope that she will see through him. After a day of incident where the two get to know each other and Adolfo meets all the friends and neighbours in Pina's life, the film culminates with great sympathy and insight in a way which is just about perfect. This is a very funny and ultimately moving film which deserves to be seem by a much wider audience.

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