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Love in the City (1953)

L'amore in città (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 November 1953 (Italy)
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Josa Rita Josa ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Rosanna Carta Rosanna Carta ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Enrico Pelliccia Enrico Pelliccia ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Donatella Marrosu Donatella Marrosu ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Paolo Pacetti Paolo Pacetti ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Nella Bertuccioni Nella Bertuccioni ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lilia Nardi Lilia Nardi ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lena Rossi Lena Rossi ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Maria Nobili Maria Nobili ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Antonio Cifariello ... Giornalista (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Livia Venturini Livia Venturini ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Maresa Gallo Maresa Gallo ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Angela Pierro Angela Pierro ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Rita Andreana Rita Andreana ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Lia Natali Lia Natali ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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A daring new film experience... Made without fear...without taboos! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 November 1953 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Love in the City See more »

Filming Locations:

Baretto, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Faro Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Italian censors initially removed the last few minutes of Michelangelo Antonioni's treatise on suicide. An exhaustive search of the Italian National Film Library and Cinecitta finally unearthed these missing moments for the DVD release. See more »

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References The Lady Without Camelias (1953) See more »

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Very well done
15 August 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw L'Amore in Citta as part of my Fellini quest. And I have to say that I found the film very interesting. Separated into five segments by five different directors, it is charming, sometimes heart breaking and I was always intrigued. All the segments are filmed absolutely beautifully especially Fellini's and Lattuada's. The music is always great, ranging from nostalgic(Rissi), bright(Fellini, though nostalgic comes under him also) and poetic(Lattuada). Of the segments my personal favourite is Lattuada's, especially for the beautiful scoring and the poetic ending. Rissi's is also very charming, very simple story but beautiful everywhere else. My least favourite, though still good, is Zavattini's, I love the climax which is very touching, as is the scene with the mother on the edge of the fountain, but found the very ending jarring compared with the scene before it and the rest of the neorealistic feel of the segment. Antonioni's documentary-like approach is interesting and the interviews are fascinating, not just the subject matter but also what there is to say. I saw L'Amore in Citta for Fellini, and apart from an ending that I think could have had more to it he doesn't disappoint. The beautiful visuals, deliberate pacing, nostalgic yet mystical story telling and colourful music are all there, and Fellini's poetic and quite ambitious style is as distinctive as you would expect. All in all, a very well done film. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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