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Sandra (1965)

Vaghe stelle dell'orsa... (original title)
Sandra returns to her childhood village to take care of family business, but her childhood memories and secrets soon overcome her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sandra Dawdson
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Gianni Wald-Luzzati
Michael Craig ...
Andrew Dawdson (as Michael Craig per accordo con la Columbia Pictures Corporation)
Renzo Ricci ...
Antonio Gilardini
Fred Williams ...
Pietro Formari
Amalia Troiani ...
Fosca, la domestica
Marie Bell ...
Corinna Gilardini, madre di Sandra e Gianni
Vittorio Manfrino
Giovanni Rovini
Renato Moretti
Paola Piscini
Isacco Politi
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Storyline

Sandra comes back to Volterra, in Tuscany, the little town where she spent her childhood. She is with her American husband, Andrew. She wishes to pay homage to her father who died in Auschwitz where she was still a little child. In Volterra, Andrew meets for the first time Gianni, Sandra's brother. He soon realizes that Sandra and Gianni have a secret since their childhood. Written by Yepok

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16 January 1966 (USA)  »

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One of the first films in which Claudia Cardinale (who was born In Tunisia and whose first language was French) dubbed herself in Italian. See more »

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Referenced in David Holzman's Diary (1967) See more »

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Written by Pino Calvi
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"Burned" edge of subtitles
28 August 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

About the very beautiful and sensational subtitles, including the car drive through the landscape - with dialogue! - and made without back projection, the burned film material in the right side of the screen might be a malfunction in the technical process, but is still maintained in the copy to stress the holocaust theme of Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa... (the original Italian title of "Sandra" spells a line from the 19th century poet Giacomo Leopardi, quoted later in the film). The burned or overexposed film material is by so far foreshadowing the burning of the plot's MacGuffin-like novel named "Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa" (literary "bright stars of the Bear"). Wonder, what the non-existing contents of the Thorah-like manuscript, who in a sense remind of film reels, really is, since it makes the blackmailed sister so upset? The burned film strip during the subtitles inspired the Swedish director, the newly departed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman to burn the celloid in a scene of his film Persona.

The burned edge can only be observed in the DVD version issued from the Japanese market, not in the American, cropped versions on VHS tape.


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