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Two Anonymous Letters (1945)

Due lettere anonime (original title)
After years at the Russion front in WW II, the Italian soldier Bruno returns home. But he receives an anonymous letter warning him that during his absence, his fiancée Gina has begun an ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Camerini

Writers:

Ivo Perilli (story), Mario Camerini (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Calamai ... Gina
Andrea Checchi ... Bruno
Otello Toso Otello Toso ... Tullio
Carlo Ninchi ... Rossini
Dina Sassoli ... Giulia
Giovanna Scotto Giovanna Scotto ... Maria, la madre di Bruno
Arnaldo Martelli Arnaldo Martelli ... Il cavaliere Ernesto Pacetti
Stefano Fossari Stefano Fossari ... Il tenente
Heinrich Bode Heinrich Bode ... Il sergente Karl (as Enrico Bode)
Vittorio Duse ... Ettore

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After years at the Russion front in WW II, the Italian soldier Bruno returns home. But he receives an anonymous letter warning him that during his absence, his fiancée Gina has begun an love affair with Tullio, his friend and workmate at a printing office. When Gina finds out that Tullio himself has written that letter, she questions the ulterior motives of her lover. And then, another anonymous letter triggers dramatic events. Written by fa404748, Gent (Belgium)

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Drama | War

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Poison-pen letters.
19 May 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Two anonymous letters :the title is symbolic.The fascist years mean informers,cowardice.But there were resistant fighters too,and the movie 's purpose is to show the two sides,through a woman's fate (the great actress of the era Clara Calamai,famous for the second -the first one was French- and IMHO best version of "the postman always rings twice " ,"ossessione") .

This woman ditches her fiancé ,a soldier coming back from war ,and lives with Tullio ,a collaborationist .

The movie tells the woman's redemption;once a selfish bitch,we see her rebel against her lover's despicable attitude ,till she finally becomes an heroine by saving the whole network.

The movie ,one of the two first Italian works given over to resistance (along with Rossellini's "Roma Cita Aperta") ends on an optimistic note,which people did need just after all those dark hours.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deux lettres anonymes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lux Film, Ninfa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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