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Passion of Love (1981)

Passione d'amore (original title)
In the 1860s, 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

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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 1860s, 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 restrictions of passion in an age when aristocratic life was played by the noble book.

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A class act soap opera for the intelligence.
29 October 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A clever and bizarre angle to "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". At times you think this is campy and over the top, but the underlying poetic soul comes across strong and believable thanks to the performances of the two leads. One worth tracking down.


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