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1900 (1976)

Novecento (original title)
R | | Drama | 4 November 1977 (USA)
The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Olmo Dalcò (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Sister Desolata
Laura Betti ...
Werner Bruhns ...
Stefania Casini ...
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Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer ...
Anita the Younger (as Anna Henkel)
Ellen Schwiers ...
Amelia
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Signora Pioppi
Romolo Valli ...
Giovanni Berlinghieri
Bianca Magliacca ...
Peasant Woman
Giacomo Rizzo ...
Rigoletto
Pippo Campanini ...
Don Tarcisio
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Storyline

Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from 1900 to about 1945, and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism, and how these events shape the destinies of the two main characters. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Release Date:

4 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1900  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 6,064,026 (Sweden)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(heavily cut) (R-rated) | (2 parts) | (heavily cut) | (heavily cut) | (2 parts) (DVD edition)

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Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Principal photography started on this picture in July 1974 and was completed nine months later in May 1975 with extra filming continuing right up until September 1975 making the over shooting period spanning a period of an epic 14 months. See more »

Goofs

As Attila Mellanchini is shot by the communist partisans on VE Day, a close-up is shown of a man's hand holding the pistol to Attila's head. The pistol in his hand is a Beretta M951, which only began production circa 1953 - eight years after the war ended. See more »

Quotes

Olmo Dalco: All those years in jail for nothing!
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Connections

Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Watching 1900 is like walking through Italy...
5 February 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Watching 1900 is like walking through Italy, even more so because of the movie's length. However, this is one beautiful film with wonderful performances and great cinematography. The story is both complex and rich with detail and the characters are superbly drawn. 1900 is one of the director's finest works, more symphonic in nature than most films, and deserves a wider audience. Movie buffs will enjoy seeing some rather unique performances by Robert De Niro, Sterling Hayden, and Burt Lancaster.


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