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Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Le notti bianche (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 May 1961 (USA)
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A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel) (as Fedor Dostoevskij), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Maria Schell ... Natalia
Marcello Mastroianni ... Mario
Jean Marais ... L'inquilino
Marcella Rovena ... La padrona della pensione
Maria Zanoli Maria Zanoli ... La domestica (as Maria Zanolli)
Elena Fancera Elena Fancera ... La cassiera
Lanfranco Ceccarelli Lanfranco Ceccarelli ... Un coinvolto nella rissa (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Angelo Galassi Angelo Galassi ... Un coinvolto nella rissa
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... Un coinvolto nella rissa
Corrado Pani ... Un giovinastro
Dirk Sanders Dirk Sanders ... Il ballerino (as Dick Sanders)
Clara Calamai ... La prostituta
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Storyline

A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on the story by Feodor Dostoyevsky

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

In order to have misty backgrounds by night but a clear view on actors, director Luchino Visconti and director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno could not use mist filters on camera lenses. Instead they used large rolls of tulle hanging from ceiling to the ground on the sets of Cinecitta studios. Putting street lamps just behind, it worked perfectly for the desired effect. See more »

Quotes

Mario: I'm sorry. I'm terribly shy. With girls, I mean. I'm not used to - I never know how to talk to them. The women I know...
Natalia: Women like shy men. And so do I.
Mario: Really? But, don't tell me that or you'll make me lose my shyness.
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Soundtracks

Thirteen Women
Written by Dicky Thompson (as Thomson), Gadda and Lidianni
Decca Records Inc. New York U.S.A.
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (as Bill Haley and His Comets)
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The film has been shot in Livorno? Not Studio !
23 July 2018 | by ngokselSee all my reviews

I watched the film many times and thought that the film has been shot at Venezia. Now I'm wathching the film again and saw some street names, like these : Scali delle pietre, Scali del Pesce etc. I began to search these names and found that the film location is not Venezia,but it is Livorno.

If you pay attention the street names or place in the film, you could find same location in Livorno. There is very little changes after 60 years.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.66 : 1
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