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Passion of Love (1981)

Passione d'amore (original title)
In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Capt. Giorgio Bacchetti
Valeria D'Obici ...
Fosca
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Clara
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Doctor
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Colonel
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Maj. Tarasso
Gerardo Amato ...
Lt. Baggi
Sandro Ghiani ...
Giorgio's attendant
Alberto Incrocci ...
Capt. Rivolti
Rosaria Schemmari ...
Fosca's maid
Francesco Piastra ...
Colonel's attendant
Saverio Vallone ...
Blond lieutenant
Franco Committeri ...
Clara's husband
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In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor (Trintignant). Among the inhabitants of the house, there is a strange young woman - Fosca (d'Obici) who is both unattractive and mad. However, she has a passion that Giorgio will have to cope with. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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The ultimate `Fatal Attraction'
21 June 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

In this unlikely love triangle, set in 19th century Italy, `The Beauty and the Beast' is being turned upside down and inside out and then some: Giorgio, an army officer and the very image of male beauty, is being transferred away form his (married) lover Clara and sent to a small garrison somewhere in Piemont. There - initially much to his horror – Fosca, the grotesquely ugly cousin of his commander, develops an obsessive love for him. He suffers her passionate and demanding displays of affection out of pity and concern for her health (she is gravely ill), but becomes more and more fascinated by her – until the dramatic finale…

Do not miss this most unusual love story, as twisted as it may sound. Valeria d'Obici, who deservedly won a price for her portrayal of Fosca, is as alarming as she is touching. Buy the video, read the book, go see the musical!


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