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16 December 1971 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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One of the best - the tragedy is its continued timeliness See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lino Capolicchio ... Giorgio

Dominique Sanda ... Micòl Finzi Contini

Fabio Testi ... Bruno Malnate
Romolo Valli ... Giorgio's Father

Helmut Berger ... Alberto
Camillo Cesarei ... Micol's Father
Inna Alexeievna ... Micol's Grandmother (as Inna Alexeieff)
Katina Morisani ... Micol's Mother

Barbara Pilavin ... Giorgio's Mother (as Barbara Leonard Pilavin)
Michael Berger
Ettore Geri
Raffaele Curi ... Ernesto
Gianpaolo Duregon
Marcella Gentile
Cinzia Bruno ... Young Micol
Alessandro D'Alatri ... Young Giorgio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camillo Angelini-Rota ... Prof. Ermanno Finzi-Contini
Enzo Nigro ... Agente OVRA
Eugene Pomeroy

Joshua Sinclair (as Gianni Loffredo)
Katina Viglietti ... Olga Finzi-Contini
Martin Bormann ... Himself - Behind Hitler on Balcony (archive footage) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Rudolf Hess ... Himself - Hitler Is Germany Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself - Acknowledges Hess (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself - Watches Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julius Streicher ... Himself - Sits Beside Hitler, Partially Visible (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Vittorio De Sica 
 
Writing credits
Giorgio Bassani (novel)

Vittorio Bonicelli  &
Ugo Pirro 

Franco Brusati  uncredited
Vittorio De Sica  uncredited
Alain Katz  uncredited
Tullio Pinelli  uncredited
Cesare Zavattini  uncredited
Valerio Zurlini  uncredited

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer (as CCC FIlmkunst - Berlino)
Arthur Cohn .... producer: Documento Film
Gianni Hecht Lucari .... producer
Fausto Saraceni .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Manuel De Sica 
 
Cinematography by
Ennio Guarnieri (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adriana Novelli 
 
Casting by
Jose Villaverde 
 
Production Design by
Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Granieri 
 
Costume Design by
Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni 
 
Makeup Department
Anna Cristofani .... hair stylist
Giulio Natalucci .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Romano Dandi .... production manager
Enzo Nigro .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Treves .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Franco D'Andria .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer
Stefano Di Fiore .... restored version
Max Galinsky .... sound
Massimo Loffredi .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Enrico Catalucci .... special effects: S. P. E. S. (as E. Catalucci)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Ferrando .... camera operator
Michele Picciaredda .... assistant camera
Giorgio Urbinelli .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonio Randaccio .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Eli Haviv .... editor: english version
Marisa Letti .... assistant editor
Carla Zamponi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
 
Other crew
Luisa Alessandri .... assistant to director
Noelle Gillmor .... subtitler: English
Franca Invernizzi .... production secretary (as Franca Santi)
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Mario Milani .... script editor
Claudio Saraceni .... production accountant
Roberto Del Giudice .... voice dubbing: Helmut Berger (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il giardino dei Finzi Contini" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film was a personal triumph for 'Vittorio de Sica', a director who had struggled to have a hit since Marriage Italian Style (1964).See more »
Quotes:
Micol:You and I are not normal people. For the two of us, what counts more than the possession of things - how shall I put it - is the remembrance of things, the memory of things.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Voyage to Italy (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
VivereSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
One of the best - the tragedy is its continued timeliness, 12 August 2005
Author: John Esche from Jersey City, New Jersey

While undeniably not for the shallow or those who expect their movies to lay every detail out for them amid plenty of "action," THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS (a parable on a latter day "Eden" of doomed innocence?) remains after more than a quarter century one of the most perfect reflections of the gradual process by which the Holocaust could have happened in a Europe which believed itself civilized.

The tragic love story allows us into the garden. Only our own action - or blind ignorance - can allow us out.

Not a lot need be added to the perceptive comments already examining the details of this beautiful and moving film - but Americans, especially those of my fellow Republicans who are able to objectively look at their own country and leaders, should seriously examine the politicians who use fear and nebulous "enemies" to gain and hold power in the light of this film. The realization is inescapable that the world of the Finzi-Continis is not that far removed from our own. A question of degree not of kind.

The garden is still seductively attractive, the country around it still relatively free, but will we follow the course the Finzi-Continis took or will we come actively out of our garden while there is time?

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