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A Matter of Time (1976)

PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  31 October 1976 (Sweden)
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A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nina
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Contessa Sanziani
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Count Sanziani
Spiros Andros ...
Mario
Tina Aumont ...
Valentina
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Antonio Vicari
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Hotel Manager
Dominot ...
Hotel Porter
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Charles Van Maar
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Gabriele d'Orazio
Jean Mas ...
Kaiser Wilhelm
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Sister Pia
Amedeo Nazzari ...
Tewfik
Virgilio Volpe ...
Restaurant Owner
Philippe Hersent ...
Cook
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A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.

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The adventure of discovering the joy of being a woman.

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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31 October 1976 (Sweden)  »

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Nina  »

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Trivia

The character of the Countess is based on the infamous Belle Epoque Italian eccentric and patron of the arts, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957). See more »


Soundtracks

Do It Again
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSilva)
Performed by Liza Minnelli (uncredited)
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More interesting for the actors than the plot
27 June 2004 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

It is not hard to understand why this movie has never been released on anything but 16mm, which is how I came to see it. This movie is a bit too eccentric to actually accomplish it's purpose. The acting is much too stylized and emphatic with the plot rather weak. The interest in this film lies in the fact that has many firsts and lasts. It is Charles Boyer's last film, and Isabella Rossellini's first. It is also the last film that Vincent Minnelli directed, and close to the end of Ingrid Bergman's career. Other than that there is little to recommend it, but it does have some interesting footage of Rome. It is about a chamber maid who gains employment in Rome taking care of a declining socialite who once strutted across the world stage but who is now on the rocks. She is unable to accept being a has-been and continues to live in her mind as though she is still the consort of emperors. Her new chamber maid Liza Minnelli tries to support her as well as she can, although it is a hopeless task.


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