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Behind Closed Shutters (1951)

Persiane chiuse (original title)
| Drama | 1953 (USA)
Sandra searches for her missing sister. For this, she enters the morally degraded seaside of Genoa.

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Luigi Comencini
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Massimo Girotti ... Ingegnere Roberto
Eleonora Rossi Drago ... Sandra
Giulietta Masina ... Pippo
Liliana Gerace Liliana Gerace ... Lucia Ferri
Adriana Sivieri Adriana Sivieri ... Iris
Ottavio Senoret Ottavio Senoret ... Edmondo
Cesarina Gheraldi Cesarina Gheraldi ... Gianna
Antonio Nicotra Antonio Nicotra ... Barale
Renato Baldini ... Primavera
Sidney Gordon Sidney Gordon ... Il commissario
Goliarda Sapienza Goliarda Sapienza ... La prostituta religiosa
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Storyline

Sandra searches for her missing sister. For this, she enters the morally degraded seaside of Genoa.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Behind Closed Shutters See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy

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Production Co:

Rovere Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Three Girls from Rome (1952) See more »

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Interesting Curiosity Piece.
13 December 2009 | by ronevickersSee all my reviews

This movie hasn't seen the light of day for many, many years but is now available on DVD. It is also dubbed into English, from its original Italian dialogue, although it has to be said that the print isn't exactly top quality. As for the film itself, it was awarded an "X" certificate in the UK upon its original release in the 1950's. Its central theme involves the main character (Eleanora Rossi Drago) attempting to seek out her missing sister (Liliana Gerace) in the cities of Turin and Genoa. It tackles the subject of prostitution, without actually using the word, and that is obviously why it was given an adults only rating, upon its release. Watching "Behind Closed Shuters" now, there's no getting away from the fact that it is rather dated, and its pace is quite labourious. However, the most memorable features involve the characterisations, as the people you will see in this movie are amongst the strangest looking individuals ever consigned to film. It also manages to convey an atmosphere of foreboding befitting its storyline, which is also helped along by fine performances from Drago and Gerace. Overall, it is quite a striking film despite its obvious flaws.


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