Tells the intriguing story of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, depicting in much detail his considerable neorealist impact on film as well as his work in theatre and opera. His personal story with many contrasts is also described; he was an aristocrat, a Communist Party member, a soldier, a homosexual, an artist. Includes clips from his most famous films and numerous interviews with the director's friends, relatives and collaborators. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Luchino Visconti was and is one of the most influential cultural figures of his generation, but Adam Low (the director of this thing) allows the stronger voice to be Helmut Berger's! How can it be? What a missed opportunity! We come out of this ordeal knowing less of what made the Master great and more about the things one shouldn't care at all. The beautiful images belong to Visconti's world, the embarrassing interviews to the likes of Berger and Zeffirelli to Adam Low's tiny little world. A must to avoid!
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