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Story of a Love Affair (1950)

Cronaca di un amore (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 30 April 1975 (USA)
Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events.

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Michelangelo Antonioni (story), Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lucia Bosé ... Paola Molon Fontana
Massimo Girotti ... Guido
Ferdinando Sarmi Ferdinando Sarmi ... Enrico Fontana
Gino Rossi Gino Rossi ... Carloni, the detective
Marika Rowsky Marika Rowsky ... Joy, the model
Rosi Mirafiore Rosi Mirafiore ... Barmaid
Rubi D'Alma Rubi D'Alma ... Paola's friend
Anita Farra Anita Farra
Carlo Gazzabini Carlo Gazzabini ... (as Carlo Gazzapini)
Nardo Rimediotti Nardo Rimediotti
Renato Burrini Renato Burrini
Vittorio Manfrino Vittorio Manfrino
Vittoria Mondello Vittoria Mondello ... Matilde
Franco Fabrizi ... Fashion show presentator
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Gino Cervi
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Storyline

Paola (Lucia Bose) is the beautiful and jealously-guarded younger wife of a shady factory owner, Enrico Fontana (Ferdinando Sarmi). In order to investigate her romantic history he hires a private detective, which ironically brings Paola back into contact with former lover Guido (Massimo Girotti), with whom she resurrects a lost passion. Dogged by the suspicions of their respective mates, they are drawn closer to each other in the face of adversity, and begin to plot Enrico's demise. But when the challenge of being together falls away, will the passion start to wane? A masterpiece of intensity and finely-wrought emotion. Written by Mr Bongo

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Where Antonioni begins...his first feature film

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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Paula See more »

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Villani Film See more »
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Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At the time of filming, 19 year old star Lucia Bosé was Miss Italy 1947. She was also one of Michelangelo Antonioni's girlfriends. See more »

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After Paola says, "Leave me alone," the camera moves to follow her as she collapses onto her bed. In the upper right corner of the frame, a white drape can be briefly seen before it is pulled out of the path of the camera. See more »

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When Antonioni was still neorealisming....
28 March 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although Antonioni was part of the Italian Nouvelle Vague ,like Fellini,he began as a director of the neorealism school.He did not cut,however, the best of De Sica ,Rossellini and Visconti.

Best part comes from a sensitive Massimo Girotti but he's not really given a scene to shine -as he had in Visconti's "Ossessione" -.Lucia Bosé gives a good but a bit icily impersonal performance.

"Cronaca di un amore" is an interesting movie,if only for the things it forecasts: -the screenplay takes the shape of a private investigation,predating by ten years the second part of "l'avventura" and "blow-up" -the scenes displaying wealthy people living in luxury and exchanging futile conversations will be fully developed in "la Notte" But the most interesting subject is responsibility.Is a crime we intend to commit really a crime?This subject was rarely treated in Italian cinema ."Blow up" will come back to appearances .


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