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Tinto Brass
Camillo Boito (novella "Senso")
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Release Date:
12 April 2002 (Italy) See more »
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Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the wife of a high ranking Fascist official starts a dangerous, self-destructive relationship with a duplicitous S.S. Officer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tinto Brass 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Camillo Boito  novella "Senso"
Tinto Brass 

Produced by
Giuseppe Colombo .... producer
Maurizio Mattei .... line producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Massimo Di Venanzo 
Daniele Nannuzzi 
Film Editing by
Tinto Brass 
Fiorenza Muller 
Art Direction by
Carlo De Marino 
Set Decoration by
Ettore Guerrieri 
Costume Design by
Alessandro Lai 
Alberto Moretti 
Makeup Department
Joan Giacomin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Simona Batistelli .... unit manager
Mauro Sangiorgi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Bernabei .... first assistant director
Camillo Esposito .... assistant director
Silvia Rossi .... assistant director
Art Department
Luca Servino .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor
Marco Di Biase .... sound
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Salvatore Anversa .... steadicam operator
Gianluca Bombardone .... assistant camera
Andrea Quaglio .... focus puller
Massimiliano Zenga .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Gianfilippo Spoletini .... extras casting
Location Management
Stefano Dalla Lana .... location manager
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
Other crew
Daniela Berardi .... production accountant
Otto Buffa .... production secretary

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128 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:18 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (2004) | Japan:R-18 | Mexico:D | Mexico:C (re-rating) | New Zealand:R18 | South Korea:Limited (2016) | South Korea:18 (2007) (cut) | Spain:18 | UK:18

Did You Know?

The film contains either a visual or a verbal reference to almost every one of Tinto Brass's previous films.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the beach hut scene the woman who takes her clothes off in front of Helmut and encourages him to follow her into the sea is a poorly chosen body double, with over-large breasts and neat sparse pubic hair, whereas the woman in the underwater scenes appears to be the real Livia with luxuriant pubic hair, neater breasts and a different pattern of moles on her left side.See more »
Ugo Oggiano:In your opinion, is it better to know everything or nothing about a woman you love?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Senso (1954)See more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An erotic masterpiece..., 21 August 2008
Author: Falconeer from Deutschland

I was quite amazed by this passionate, old-fashioned style tragic romance. The costumes, the cinematography, Ennio Morricone's sweeping score, all come together to create an absolute classic of it's genre. Anna Galiena and Gabriel Garko are beautiful together as doomed lovers that find each other in the desperate, waning days of the second World War. Helmut Schulz, played by the impossibly sensual Garko, is a sleazy and corrupt young SS officer, addicted to gambling, women, and to other of life's excesses. His decadent lifestyle does not come cheap, and when the beautiful but lonely Livia, (in an amazingly elegant performance by the wonderful Anna Galiena) offers to financially support Helmut, the amoral man does not refuse. Director Tinto Brass photographs the present day in glorious black and white, while we see, in blazing color the erotic love affair as it unfolded, in a series of flashbacks described by Livia, while en route to Venice. "Senso 45/Black Angel" is Tinto Brass' most serious work. It seems like he wanted to create something impressive here, and he did just that. A much more accomplished film than his "Salon Kitty." Effectively capturing the decadence of Fascist Italy, 1945 in a dizzying orgy scene, filled with graphic and strange sexuality and drug taking, a trademark of Tinto Brass, and unforgettable images of Anna and her SS lover in desperate embraces in shadowy back alleys or sparse rooms, with rays of sunlight filtering through lace curtains. It is hard to describe the beauty and elegance of this film. For fans of erotic romance, and films that possess this specifically European style of film making, this intoxicating art-house film is certain to impress. As of yet "Black Angel" has not had a DVD release for North America, but there is a wonderful edition from the UK that offers an uncensored, widescreen version, in original Italian with English subtitles.

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