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L'innocente (1976)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  11 January 1979 (USA)
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Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tullio Hermil
Laura Antonelli ...
Giuliana Hermil
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Teresa Raffo
Rina Morelli ...
Tullio's Mother
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Count Stefano Egano
Didier Haudepin ...
Federico Hermil
Marie Dubois ...
The Princess
Roberta Paladini ...
Miss Elviretta
Claude Mann ...
The Prince
Marc Porel ...
Filippo d'Arborio
Philippe Hersent
Elvira Cortese
Siria Betti
Enzo Musumeci Greco ...
Maestro d'armi
Alessandra Vazzoler
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Luchino Visconti's last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psichotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O'Neil as cunning possesive mistress. Written by Alex Asp <aspalex@netvision.net.il>

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Luchino Visconti's Epic Final Film [DVD Australia]

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Director Luchino Visconti intended the title roles to be played by Alain Delon and Romy Schneider. But Delon was under long-term contract, and the $1,000,000 that his producers wanted to release him was considered too much; and Schneider was pregnant at the time, so Visconti had to work with Laura Antonelli, and the little-known Giancarlo Giannini. See more »

Quotes

Tullio Hermil: I have no Hell to be afraid of... or a Heaven, I hope.
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Berecuse
Music by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Franco Mannino, pianoforte
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Languid pace no problem.
6 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The languid pace of Visconti's last film is not a problem for me. He was an old man, directing from a wheelchair, and had slowed down a lot. Think of it as the long slow movement of a symphony by Mahler - whose music, you will remember, he used in Death in Venice - and it will make more sense.

What I want to know is more about Gabriele D'Annunzio's novel. One commentator claims that the male lead is a kind of 'atheistic hero' faithful to his beliefs, and that Visconti subverts the author's intention by showing him as a rich aristocrat as selfish as he is unpleasant. Can any authority on Italian literature shed any light?


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