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Vanina Vanini (1961)

Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons.

Director:

Roberto Rossellini

Writers:

Stendhal (short story: Chronique italienne), Franco Solinas (adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Milo ... Vanina Vanini
Laurent Terzieff ... Pietro Missirilli
Martine Carol ... Contessa Vitelleschi
Isabelle Corey ... Clelia
Nerio Bernardi ... Cardinal Savelli
Claudio Biava Claudio Biava
Leonardo Botta Leonardo Botta ... Le confesseur
Olimpia Cavalli Olimpia Cavalli ... La femme de chambre
Nando Cicero Nando Cicero ... Saverio Pontini (as Fernando Cicero)
Carlo Gazzabini Carlo Gazzabini
Enrico Glori Enrico Glori
Jean Gruault Jean Gruault ... Le castrat
Evar Maran Evar Maran ... (as Evaristo Maran)
Antonio Pierfederici Antonio Pierfederici ... Livio Savelli
Leonardo Severini Leonardo Severini
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Storyline

Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons.

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Genres:

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 October 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Betrayer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zebra Films, Orsay Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

On August 3rd 1980,the fullest surviving copy of the film, Rossellini,s work print which had been stored at a depot in Pontel, France in the care of the French Cinematheque, was destroyed in a fire. See more »

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Referenced in Rossellini visto da Rossellini (1993) See more »

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Better than reputation would suggest
24 June 2006 | by politianSee all my reviews

If one doesn't let anticipation over the prospect of Rossellini working with Stendahl's work run too high, this film should not disappoint. It is not Rossellini being "hands on" - it involved many production problems and came at a time when RR was preparing to turn his back on cinema, and still it works as a costume drama with intelligent plotting and setting. Let's put it this way - as an RR film, it's maybe a 5. As a costume drama set next to the nonsense of today, it's a 14. Much of Stendahl seems to have gotten lost, but the film still has a cogency that may be due to RR's increasing interest in making use of history to explore themes that go beyond mere incident and character. He was moving toward Louis xiv, and beyond.


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