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1900 (1976)

Novecento (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, History | 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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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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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
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Werner Bruhns ...
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Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer ...
Anita the Younger (as Anna Henkel)
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Amelia
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Signora Pioppi
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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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The motion picture for your century See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1900  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

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Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The full uncut version (317 minutes) is available in DVD since late 2006 (two discs) including some interviews with Bernardo Bertolucci. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Olmo is depicted as coming back from World War One, while Alfredo, even though conscripted, manages to stay at home thanks to his father's connections. In reality, people born in 1901 (like Olmo and Alfredo) were never conscripted to fight in the war, as they were only 17 when it ended in November 1918. The last ones to be conscripted in Italy where those born in 1899. See more »

Quotes

Alfredo Berlinghieri: [all three are lying naked in bed: Alfredo takes a glass of wine] Drink some wine, eh?
Neve: [pushes the glass away] No, please, no.
Olmo Dalco: [looks annoyed at Alfredo's persistence] She doesn't want it.
Alfredo Berlinghieri: [forces the wine into her mouth] Drink, you little whore.
[Neve swallows, but soon goes into a seizure]
Alfredo Berlinghieri: What the-?
Olmo Dalco: [realization appears on his face] Oh no, she's an epileptic!
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Connections

Referenced in El diputado (1978) 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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