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Director:
Writers:
Enrico Medioli (story)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 June 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Retired professor of American origin lives solitary life in luxurious palazzo in Rome He is confronted... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
the disintegration of a family See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Il Professore

Helmut Berger ... Konrad Huebel

Silvana Mangano ... Marchesa Bianca Brumonti
Claudia Marsani ... Lietta Brumonti
Stefano Patrizi ... Stefano
Elvira Cortese ... Erminia
Philippe Hersent ... Portiere
Guy Tréjan ... Venditore di quadri
Jean-Pierre Zola ... Blanchard
Umberto Raho ... Commissario
Enzo Fiermonte ... Commissario
Romolo Valli ... Micheli
George Clatot
Valentino Macchi
Vittorio Fanfoni
Lorenzo Piani
Margherita Horowitz ... Domestica
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claudia Cardinale ... Moglie del professore (uncredited)

Dominique Sanda ... Madre del professore (uncredited)

Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Enrico Medioli (story)

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) and
Enrico Medioli (screenplay) and
Luchino Visconti (screenplay)

Produced by
Giovanni Bertolucci .... producer: Rusconi Film S.p.A.
 
Original Music by
Franco Mannino 
 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia 
 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Gervasi 
Dario Simoni 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... hair stylist
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Aldo Signoretti .... hairdresser assistant
Eligio Trani .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Lucio Trentini .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albino Cocco .... assistant director
Alessio Girotti .... second second assistant director
Giorgio Treves .... second second assistant director
Louise Vincent .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alvaro Belsole .... construction department chief
Alfredo D'Angelo .... upholstery
Ferdinando Giovannoni .... assistant art director
Nazzareno Piana .... second assistant art director
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Claudio Maielli .... sound
Decio Trani .... sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
Eros Bacciucchi .... special effects (as E. Bacciucchi)
Giovanni Bacciucchi .... special effects (as G. Bacciucchi)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Bartoli .... assistant camera
Mario Cimini .... camera operator
Aldo Colanzi .... chief grip
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
Luciano Leoni .... chief electrician
Gianni Maddaleni .... assistant camera
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... assistant camera
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giuseppina Delli Carpini .... wardrobe mistress: assistant
Maria Fanetti .... wardrobe mistress
Piero Tosi .... costumes: Mrs. Mangano's clothes have been created by
 
Editorial Department
Lea Mazzocchi .... assistant editor
Alfredo Menchini .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Franco Mannino .... conductor
 
Other crew
Renata Franceschi .... script girl
Enzo Lucarini .... accountant
Remo Stampiggioni .... accountant
Federico Starace .... production secretary
Federico Tocci .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Renato Massimiani .... thanks: Expert
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gruppo di famiglia in un interno" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
Italy:126 min | Spain:115 min (DVD edition) | Israel:117 min (Video Version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:MA | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Italy:VM14 | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (2003) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first film Luchino Visconti directed after suffering a stroke in 1972.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When the professor finds the young people naked in his flat, Lietta quotes a poem at him, saying (according to the Australian DVD subtitles) that it was Ordon's last poem. This is a misspelling of Auden (W.H. Auden).See more »
Quotes:
Marchesa Bianca Brumonti:He was too young to have learned this final nasty fact: grief is as precarious as anything else.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Sinfonia Concertante K 364See more »

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10 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
the disintegration of a family, 13 June 2001
Author: morelligomes from New York

An intelectual professor, played by Burt Lancaster, has his retired life interrupted by a wealthy arrogant family who moves upstairs in his Roman apartment. A male hustler, who fascinates and controls all the characters, shows a dated display of the disintegration of an Italian aristocracy, which Visconti knew so well.

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