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Passion (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  29 September 1996 (USA)
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In 19th century Italy, a young soldier becomes shattered by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.

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Fosca
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Giorgio
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Clara
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Colonel Ricci
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Dr. Tambourri
Linda Balgord ...
Fosca's Mother
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Major Rizzolli
William Parry
Christopher Peccaro
Francis Ruivivar
John Antony
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(as Colleen Fitzpatrick)
Marcus Olson
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Storyline

Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away where he meets the unhappy unhealthy Fosca who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him love her. Film of the Broadway production. Written by Kathy Li

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The original Broadway production of "Passion" opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on May 9, 1984, ran for 280 performances and won the 1994 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score. Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, Gregg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Linda Balgord, William Parry, Francis Ruivivar and Marcus Olson recreated their roles in the filmed production. Donna Murphy won a 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Jere Shea was nominated for a 1994 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Marin Mazzie was nominated for a 1994 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Tom Aldredge was nominated for a 1994 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. See more »

Quotes

Giorgio: Love isn't so convenient, it isn't something scheduled in advance. Not something guaranteed you need for fear it may pass you by. You have to take a chance. You can't just try it out. What's love unless it's unconditional?
[He crumples Clara's letter]
Giorgio: Love doesn't give a damn about tomorrow, and neither do I.
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Remake of Passion of Love (1981) See more »

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Is This What You Call Love
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Jere Shea
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16 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

For some reason there's no credit given here for the 1981 Italian film this musical is based on - Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola's "Passione d'amore"

  • which, in turn, was based on the novel "Fosca" by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.


All versions are well worth checking out! :)


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