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Writers:
Franco Arcalli (written by) and
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Release Date:
4 November 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu)... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Flawed, yet great See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert De Niro ... Alfredo Berlinghieri

Gérard Depardieu ... Olmo Dalcò (as Gerard Depardieu)

Dominique Sanda ... Ada Fiastri Paulhan

Francesca Bertini ... Sister Desolata
Laura Betti ... Regina
Werner Bruhns ... Ottavio Berlinghieri
Stefania Casini ... Neve - Epileptic Woman

Sterling Hayden ... Leo Dalcò
Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer ... Anita the Younger (as Anna Henkel)
Ellen Schwiers ... Amelia

Alida Valli ... Signora Pioppi
Romolo Valli ... Giovanni Berlinghieri
Bianca Magliacca ... Peasant Woman
Giacomo Rizzo ... Rigoletto
Pippo Campanini ... Don Tarcisio
Paolo Pavesi ... Alfredo as a Child
Roberto Maccanti ... Olmo as a Child
Antonio Piovanelli ... Turo Dalcò

Paulo Branco ... Orso Dalcò (as Paolo Branco)
Liù Bosisio ... Nella Dalcò (as Liú Bosisio)
Maria Monti ... Rosina Dalcò
Anna Maria Gherardi ... Eleonora
Demesio Lusardi ... Montanaro - Big Eared Peasant
Pietro Longari Ponzoni ... Pioppi
Angelo Pellegrino ... Tailor
José Quaglio ... Aranzini
Clara Colosimo ... Woman who accuses Olmo
Mario Meniconi
Carlotta Barilli ... Peasant
Odoardo Dall'aglio ... Oreste Dalcò
Piero Vida
Vittorio Fanfoni ... Fanfoni - a fascist
Alessandro Bosio ... Fascist
Sergio Serafini ... Young Fascist
Patrizia De Clara ... Stella
Edda Ferronao ... Stella's Daughter
Winni Riva ... Parisian Peasant
Fabio Garriba ... Peasant at Attila's execution
Nazzareno Natale ... Peasant at Attila's execution
Katerina Kosak ... Parisian Peasant

Stefania Sandrelli ... Anita Foschi

Donald Sutherland ... Attila Mellanchini

Burt Lancaster ... Alfredo Berlinghieri the Elder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesco D'Adda ... Soldier on Train (uncredited)
Allen Midgette ... Vagabond (uncredited)
Salvator Mureddu ... Chief of the King's Guards (uncredited)
Mimmo Poli ... Fascist (uncredited)
Tiziana Senatore ... Regina as a Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci 
 
Writing credits
Franco Arcalli (written by) and
Giuseppe Bertolucci (written by) and
Bernardo Bertolucci (written by)

Produced by
Alberto Grimaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
 
Film Editing by
Franco Arcalli 
 
Production Design by
Maria Paola Maino 
Gianni Quaranta 
 
Art Direction by
Ezio Frigerio 
 
Set Decoration by
Maria Paola Maino 
 
Costume Design by
Gitt Magrini 
 
Makeup Department
Paolo Borselli .... hair stylist
Iole Cecchini .... hair stylist (as Jole Cecchini)
Giannetto De Rossi .... key makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup artist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Giuseppe Banchelli .... production supervisor
Paolo De Andreis .... production manager
Augusto Marabelli .... production supervisor
Alessandro Mattei .... production supervisor
Silvano Spoletini .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Massimo Arcalli .... assistant director
Suzanne Durrenberger .... second assistant director
Clare Peploe .... second assistant director
Gabriele Polverosi .... assistant director
Peter Shepherd .... assistant director
Giovanni Soldati .... second assistant director
Claudio Taddei .... third assistant director
Giuseppe Bertolucci .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carlo Agate .... construction chief
Mauro Pagano .... assistant production designer
Gianni Silvestri .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Roberto Arcangeli .... foley artist
Michael Billingsley .... sound editor (as Mike Billingsley)
Claudio Maielli .... sound
Giuliano Maielli .... sound recordist
Alessandro Peticca .... sound editor (as Sandro Peticca)
Decio Trani .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Andrea Baracca .... digital color timing: restored version HD to 35mm (uncredited)
Ludovico Bettarello .... digital online film restoration: Technicolor Rome (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Alberti .... assistant camera
Luciano Galli .... chief electrician
Alfredo Marchetti .... key grip
Mauro Marchetti .... assistant camera
Angelo Novi .... still photographer
Enzo Tosi .... camera operator
Enrico Umetelli .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vittoria Guaita .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Gabriella Cristiani .... assistant editor
Ugo De Rossi .... assistant editor
Fernanda Indoni .... second assistant editor
Ernesto Novelli .... color technician
Rosemarie Ruddies .... assistant editor
Elvio Sordoni .... assistant editor
Chris Balton .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... musician: french horn
Nando Monica .... musician: accordion
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Rota .... musician: ocarina (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Robert De Niro
Claudio Camaso .... voice dubbing: Gérard Depardieu (as Claudio Volonté)
Riccardo Caneva .... administrative director
Riccardo Cucciolla .... dubbing director
Leonardo Curreri .... administrator
Mario Di Biase .... general manager
Rossella Ferrero .... production secretary (as Rosella Ferrero)
Maurizio Forti .... administrator
Clemente Giovannini .... press office
Alberto Grimaldi .... presenter
Antonio Guidi .... voice dubbing: Donald Sutherland
Renato Mori .... voice dubbing: Sterling Hayden
Nico Naldini .... press office
Enzo Ocone .... continuity
Antonio Pala .... administrator
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: Burt Lancaster
Angelo Sarago .... administrator
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Dominique Sanda
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Novecento" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:245 min (heavily cut) (R-rated version) | 317 min (2 parts) | Argentina:250 min (heavily cut) | Australia:248 min (heavily cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (DVD) | Finland:K-16 (1988) | Finland:K-18 (1976) | France:-16 (uncut) | Germany:18 (uncut version) | Hungary:18 | Italy:VM14 (part 1) | Italy:VM14 (part 2) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Norway:18 (DVD release) (2005) | Portugal:M/16 (uncut) | Singapore:R21 (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut version) | USA:NC-17 (uncut version) (rating surrendered) | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:16 (video rating) (cut)

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Trivia:
More than 12,000 extras were employed.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
[last lines]
Alfredo Berlinghieri:The Padrone's alive.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 1900: Creating an Epic (2006) (V)See more »

FAQ

Why didn't Alfredo put a halt to Attila's actions?
Why did Attila become a fascist?
Why are there two titles for this film, "1900" & "Novecento"?
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34 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, yet great, 19 July 2003
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

An epic about Italian political history of the first half of the 20th Century, detailing the lives of two men born on the same day. Olmo (played by Gerard Depardieu as an adult) is the bastard child of peasants and is raised to be a socialist. Alfredo (Robert De Niro) is the son of a wealthy family and will someday become lord and master of all the peasants on his land. He's a pleasant man, not cruel like his father, but he won't go out of his way to help those below him in status (including Olmo, who is his closest friend and companion). It's a huge film, and very sloppy. I would guess it would be very sloppy even in its original version (the English language version is an hour shorter at least). My biggest problem with the film is the character of Olmo. As a child (played by Roberto Maccanti), he exhibits daring and independence. As an adult, he seems like a sponge and he kind of drops out of the last third of the picture, it seemed to me. My interest dropped in the character because, first, the character does not seem to follow from childhood to adulthood, and, second, Depardieu gives a dull performance. He's handsome, but in the kind of way that makes you forget that he even exists. Maccanti, as young Olmo, leaves a much bigger impression. My second biggest problem with the film is the treatment of politics. It's no secret where Bertolucci's sympathy lies, with the communists. That's fine by me, and it's good that he has Alfredo not as the villain but as a man who turns his back and continues to live his life as a wealthy man. But there are Fascists in the film, and they are lead by Donald Sutherland. Sutherland is so evil in this film it becomes amusing. He'll do anything to get what he wants, including killing old women, children, and he even headbutts a cat! I have no real problem with showing the Italian Fascists as evil, but this is cartoonishly evil. Sutherland's character's name: Attila. No sh*t! On the other hand, I cannot help but admit that Donald Sutherland has all the most memorable scenes in the film. He may be more or less one dimensional, but I'll never forget his wicked grin, and I'll never forget the splattered blood on his forehead from that cat! Robert De Niro does a lot with his role, which is the most complex in the film, probably. His performance here matches his best work. Alfredo's wife is played by Dominique Sanda. She also gives an exceptional performance, although her character could have been (and might have been, in the full version) better developed. While I have some major problems with the overall substance of the film, there's no doubt there's a genius at work here. Several, actually. Bertolucci's direction is as good as it ever was, and his ambition seems, at least for a while, peerless. He may have had several better films, but this is as much a peak in his direction as Last Tango in Paris or The Conformist. Helping him achieve greatness far beyond what should have resulted are Vittorio Storaro, providing gorgeous, sweeping photography, and Ennio Moricone, ever the trooper with another exceptional musical score. 1900, despite heavy flaws, is indeed a great film.

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