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Il prigioniero della montagna (1955)

Plain-looking Giovanni Testa can barely support his family from his artisan wharf. Angelic son Carlito is the meat in the sandwich when Giovanni's sexy wife Teresa bitterly compares him to ... See full summary »

Director:

Luis Trenker

Writers:

Gustav K. Bienek (novel), Pier Paolo Pasolini (as Paul Pasolini) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Luis Trenker ... Giovanni Testa
Marianne Hold ... Graziella
Robert Freitag ... Sergio (as Robert Freytag)
Yvonne Sanson ... Teresa (as Ivonne Sanson)
Enrico Glori ... Bepo Ghezzi
Umberto Sacripante Umberto Sacripante ... Padre di Graziella
Marcello Giorda Marcello Giorda ... Ragionier Massaro
Hans Jamnig Hans Jamnig ... Dolomites guide
Vincenz Nacker Vincenz Nacker ... Dolomites guide
Phillip Prinoth Phillip Prinoth ... Dolomites guide
Flavio Pancheri Flavio Pancheri ... Dolomites guide
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Hammig Hans Hammig ... Hans
Vincenzo Nocker Vincenzo Nocker ... Enzo
Filippo Primod Filippo Primod ... Bepi
Alda Quinti Alda Quinti ... Figlia di Giovanni
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Plain-looking Giovanni Testa can barely support his family from his artisan wharf. Angelic son Carlito is the meat in the sandwich when Giovanni's sexy wife Teresa bitterly compares him to his wealthy brother, ruthless businessman Enzo. Although innocent, Giovanni flees under the assumed name Guglielmo Razoni when Enzo is murdered just after they had a loud row when he asked in vain for a loan. Giovanni starts a new life as construction worker on a dam in the Dolomites, but gets entangled in more love and crime drama, while an old rival makes a move on Teresa. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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Unsympathetic Fugitive
3 July 2004 | by Chip_douglasSee all my reviews

Director, scriptwriter and star Luis Trenker plays a man prone to violent outbursts who leaves his wife and children behind when he is suspected of murdering his brother. So he shaves off his evil looking moustache and flees into the mountains. On the train he immediately finds a new love interest and once in der Dolemieten he becomes a beloved mountain guide and swiftly settles into his new life. But even without the facial hair, he still looked pretty untrustworthy to me, let alone as a romantic lead.

Naturally, his wanted poster catches up with him (since he did not even change his name). The soundtrack is unbelievably loud and dramatic, especially during some 'exciting' mountain high jinx. So he returns home, just in time to see the murder case resolved neatly by a very contrived plot twist. We finally catch up with his by now forgotten wife and it turns out she has a suitor too, but of course women in films are not allowed the same liberties as men when it comes to infidelity.

3 out of 10


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Country:

West Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 December 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Flucht in die Dolomiten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bardo Film, Primus Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Black and White | Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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