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Ossessione (1943)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 24 May 1949 (Uruguay)
Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Luchino Visconti (scenario & dialogue), Mario Alicata (scenario & dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clara Calamai ... Giovanna Bragana
Massimo Girotti ... Gino Costa
Dhia Cristiani Dhia Cristiani ... Anita
Elio Marcuzzo Elio Marcuzzo ... Lo spagnolo
Vittorio Duse ... L'agente di polizia
Michele Riccardini Michele Riccardini ... Don Remigio
Juan de Landa ... Giuseppe Bragana (as Juan De Landa)
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Storyline

Gino, a young and handsome tramp, stops in a small roadside inn run by Giovanna. She is unsatisfied with her older husband Bragana : she only married him for money. Gino and Giovanna fall in love. But Bragana is inhibiting for their passion, and Giovanna refuses to run away with Gino. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1949 (Uruguay) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsesión See more »

Filming Locations:

Ancona, Marche, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) | (cut) | (cut) | (International Media print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's negative was destroyed by the fascist government of Benito Mussolini during the war years. Director Luchino Visconti managed to save a print. See more »

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Referenced in La casa nel vento dei morti (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

È il sol dell'anima, la vita è amore
(uncredited)
from opera "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung by an unidentified couple
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stark, gritty peek at life in italy during wartime.
27 June 2002 | by bill-528See all my reviews

fascinating look at fascist italy and the people who carved out a life under mussolini. street scenes and lifestyle glimpses alone are worth watching. combine this with a masterful plot and premier acting and you get a film that you will want to watch again . .. and maybe again.


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