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Journey to Italy (1954)

Viaggio in Italia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 September 1954 (Italy)
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An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Vitaliano Brancati (story and screenplay), Roberto Rossellini (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman ... Katherine Joyce
George Sanders ... Alex Joyce
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Marie (as Marie Mauban)
Anna Proclemer ... La prostituta
Paul Muller ... Paul Dupont
Anthony La Penna Anthony La Penna ... Tony Burton (as Leslie Daniels)
Natalia Ray ... Natalie Burton (as Natalia Rai)
Jackie Frost Jackie Frost ... Betty
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Storyline

Married for eight years with no children, Brits Katherine and Alex Joyce are driving to Italy, their ultimate destination just outside of Naples to sell the villa they have just inherited from his uncle, the villa where they will be staying during their time there. On the drive, they come to the realization that this trip marks the first time that they have truly been alone together, and as such don't really know one another in the true sense. While in Italy, they end up mainly embarking on pursuits separate from each other - Katherine preferring the cultural, Alex preferring "company" including with some acquaintances they didn't know were in Naples until running into them on their first night in the city - and on the few occasions when they do spend time together, there is a tension and an underlying increasing want on both sides to hurt the other emotionally in their individual beliefs of what the other is thinking or has done in their time apart. As their marriage slowly falls ... Written by Huggo

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A Dramatic and Unusual Love Story!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

While driving in the streets of Naples, the couple can see an electoral poster demanding "Vote for communists!" See more »

Goofs

During the religious procession, when the crane lifts the camera and camera pans up to view the crowd, you can see the shadow of the camera on the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alex Joyce: Where are we?
Katherine Joyce: Oh, I don't know exactly.
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The most subtle of romances played against a breathtaking backdrop of ancient history.
26 March 2003 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

A masterwork. Heeding Martin Scorsese's advice during his documentary MY VOYAGE TO ITALY, I was finally able to see an English language version of this film on a Brazilian DVD release and the experience was an exhilarating one. The story of a couple on the verge of destruction, surrounded by the vestiges of Pompeii and a view of Vesuvius, is at once real and mesmerizing, and the captivating moment of truth presented in the finale is a stirring revelation. It's easy to see how this film pointed the way for the studied new wave romances to come, like Michelangelo Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA, Godard's CONTEMPT and even Stanley Donen's TWO FOR THE ROAD.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

8 September 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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