The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
"Gli occhiali d'oro" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 292 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A Jewish family and a homosexual doctor suffer persecution in Fascist Italy. Based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani.



(novel), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Strangled by debt and the banks, the owner of a factory that is on the brink of closing will go to any lengths to solve his financial and marital problems.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Carolina Crescentini, Eduard Gabia
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska
Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Predrag Manojlovic, Carolina Crescentini, Roberto Herlitzka
Duet for One (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Gisler
Stars: Frédéric Andrau, Vincent Branchet, Urs Peter Halter
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volonté
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Di Drew
Stars: Rupert Everett, Hugo Weaving, Arthur Dignam
Control (1987)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Kate Nelligan, Kate Reid
Il giocattolo (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Marlène Jobert, Arnoldo Foà
Real Life (1984)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A comedy about a dreamer whose Walter Mitty-like fantasies turn his world of make-believe into a world of trouble. Tim gets his thrills by escaping reality. Having little success with the ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Megahy
Stars: Rupert Everett, Cristina Raines, Catherine Rabett


Credited cast:
Dr. Fadigati
David Lattes
Nora Treves
Signora Lavezzoli
Nicola Farron ...
Roberto Herlitzka
Riccardo Diana
Anna Lezzi
Giovanni Rubin De Cervin
Lavinia Segurini
Ivana Despotovic
Rade Markovic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maximiliano Czertok
Arianna Felloni


This movie, based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani, plays in the high-day of Mussolini's Fascist Italy. Eraldo is a golden boy, a stunningly beautiful college student and boxer, popular and spoiled rotten by his mother. To keep living beyond his means he 'gratiously accepts' the generous, rarely returned favors of Dr. Fadigati, an elder, gay gentleman who tries to live his life morally despite the age, but cannot keep stand by as it leads to increasing violence, especially against Jews such as the brilliant student David Lattes and even a professor at Eraldo's North Italian university. More tragedy is in the making... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






| |


Release Date:

24 September 1987 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Brille mit Goldrand  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Incredibly moving.
16 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to watch this movie in Italian which I don't speak. Thanks to Eva and my Spanish I can understand it. I might have missed some of the more subtle nuances but this will be a beloved movie all my life. It is so important to show films that highlight that it wasn't only Jews who were victims of fascist hatred. This is one of Rupert Everett's best yet so little known. It should be available in every country and language. It moved me more than "Captain Correlli" or "Tea with Mussolini" . The demise of the doctor is sickening and the cowardice of the majority of David's fellow students deplorable. These were the intellectual elite who should have been able to see through the lies and hatred of fascism. As a friend said maybe we would all do what Nora does to try to save herself but she is a fool. You probably could hide Jewish roots but very rarely I am sure. How much better to keep your dignity and know that with so much hatred these evil people would lose because they would make most of the World their enemy. I recently found out that Ferrara is noted for rain and bicycles all of which feature along with the beautiful settings .I look at David's little sister and then I want to weep for all the children killed by that evil. This film should be used for educational purposes , as beautiful as it is I can't call it mere entertainment. There is a book that I have on order that will fill out more detail. How sad that it might be only Eva and I who have bothered to celebrate this movie .

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: