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Devotion (1950)

L'edera (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 29 November 1950 (Italy)
In Sardinia, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the once powerful aristocratic Decherchi family is going through difficult times and is threatened with eviction. To be able to pay ... See full summary »

Director:

Augusto Genina
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Cast

Credited cast:
Columba Domínguez ... Annesa
Roldano Lupi Roldano Lupi ... Don Paulu Decherchi
Juan de Landa ... Don Vidris, il prete
Franca Marzi Franca Marzi ... Zana, la vedova
Gualtiero Tumiati ... Zio Zua
Nino Pavese Nino Pavese ... Salvatore Spanu
Peppino Spadaro Peppino Spadaro
Emma Baron ... Donna Francesca
Massimo Pianforini Massimo Pianforini ... Nonno Simone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrizia Manca Patrizia Manca ... Rosa
Dario Manelfi Dario Manelfi
Mauro Matteucci Mauro Matteucci
Leonilde Montesi Leonilde Montesi
Antimo Reyner Antimo Reyner
Francesco Tomalillo Francesco Tomalillo ... Zio Castigu (as Francesco Tomolillo)
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In Sardinia, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the once powerful aristocratic Decherchi family is going through difficult times and is threatened with eviction. To be able to pay his debts, Don Paulu, the son, needs help. He seeks aid from Uncle Zua, an old miser, who rejects him bluntly. Upset by Paulu's misfortunes, Annesa, the servant girl adopted by the family and Paulu's lover, decides to kill Zua so that the Decherchis inherit from him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 November 1950 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Devotion See more »

Filming Locations:

Barbigia, Sardinia, Italy

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Production Co:

Società Italiana Cines See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a film to (re)discover
3 November 2013 | by pierrefilmonSee all my reviews

Powerful melodrama, about Guilt, thanks to the quality of the direction, the beautiful settings (on location in Sardinia), the wonderful actors (Columba Dominguez is unforgettable), the photography and the successful atmosphere, L'EDERA (the ivy) - also known as DELITTO PER AMORE, is really worth watching (thank you FUORI ORARIO on RAI 3 who just aired it a couple of days ago). The visual tension starts from the striking beginning of the film and keeps you very concerned with the cruel dilemma Annesa is experiencing. Augusto GENINA is still generally despised - I think - mainly because of his very questionable link with the Fascist regime during the Second World War. It reminds me of the very low consideration such an interesting director like Edward Dmytryk (see The Carpetbaggers) suffers from the mainstream film-lovers (in France). By naming names during the Witch Hunt in the USA, he became a doomed director which films are often neglected if not rejected... I strongly advise you to re-discover the work of some directors who made mistakes in their personal lives, you may have powerful surprises !


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