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L'innocente
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Release Date:
11 January 1979 (USA) See more »
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Luchino Visconti's Epic Final Film [DVD Australia]
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Startling final film from the master of detail See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Giancarlo Giannini ... Tullio Hermil
Laura Antonelli ... Giuliana Hermil

Jennifer O'Neill ... Teresa Raffo
Rina Morelli ... Tullio's Mother

Massimo Girotti ... 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
Marina Pierro
Vittorio Zarfati
Alessandro Consorti
Filippo Perego
Margherita Horowitz
Riccardo Satta
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Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Gabriele D'Annunzio (novel)

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

Produced by
Giovanni Bertolucci .... producer: Rizzoli Film S.p.A.
Lucio Trentini .... line producer
 
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 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Corridoni .... key hair stylist
Aldo Signoretti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Rossella Angeletti .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albino Cocco .... first assistant director
Giorgio Treves .... second assistant director
Alessio Girotti .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Adolfo Bartoli .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Bernardini .... camera operator
Luigi Cecchini .... second assistant camera
Mario Cimini .... camera operator
Roberto Gengarelli .... assistant camera
Marcello Mastrogirolamo .... first assistant camera
Mauro Pezzotti .... grip
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alberto Verso .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Andrea Gargano .... final colorist
 
Music Department
Franco Mannino .... conductor
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia .... music performed by (as Orchestra Stabile della Gestione Autonoma dei Concerti dell'Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia)
 
Other crew
Renata Franceschi .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Innocent" - , International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
Italy:125 min | USA:112 min | Argentina:128 min
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Color (Cosmovision)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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:
Giuliana Hermil:Children belong to those who raise them.See more »
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Featured in Belleville-Tokyo (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Startling final film from the master of detail, 4 February 2002
Author: David Price-Hughes from London

Visconti's final film is a brutally beautiful masterpiece. As ever, the film is fetishistic in its attention to detail (witness the scene in which the two leads are having sex and the camera spends ages examining Luara Antonelli's exquisite shoes, bodice and stockings).

Giancarlo Giannini and Antonelli play a married couple whose pleasure and displeasure at each other's extramarital affairs border on the masochistic.

Giannini, the macho man whose personal moral code allows him not only to take a lover but to tell his wife in great detail about his lustings for his lover, is terrifying as the husband unable to choose between his wife and his lover, hurting both and eventually pleasing neither. But it is often overlooked that Antonelli, whose acting roles prior to 'L'innocente', featured such greats as 'Dr. Goldfoot and the Sex Bombs' and 'The Eroticist', startles as a woman who, although on first glance is 'more sinned against than sinning' but is equally manipulative and sadistic in her relationship with her husband, toying with him as he furiously attempts to make her admit to her indiscretions.

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