7.8/10
1,423
10 user 21 critic

I Fidanzati (1963)

I fidanzati (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 16 May 1963 (Italy)
In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Il Posto (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Corrado Aprile
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life inside a farm in Italy at the end of the 19th century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two middle-aged men work as caretakers on an isolated dam construction site high in the snow-capped Italian Alps. When one of them leaves for the valley to spend Christmas vacation with his... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Natale Rossi, Roberto Seveso, Paolo Quadrubbi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An alcoholic man wants to return the money he has borrowed.

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Rod Steiger, in the central role, ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Rod Steiger, Adolfo Celi, Giorgo Fortunato
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A middle-aged, middle-class man named Bruno gets his boss's job . The film examines his sensitivity towards his old boss, whom he doesn't want to hurt, towards his employees, and towards his wife and mistress.

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Brunetto Del Vita, Lidia Fuortes, Vitaliano Damioli
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lacombe
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jean Gabin, Jean d'Yd
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Ada Savelli, Gaetano Porro, Raffaella Bianchi
Keep Walking (1983)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Alberto Fumagalli, Antonio Cucciarrè, Eligio Martellucci
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Ratchkov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Marco Esposito, Simona Brandalise, Stafania Busarello
La cotta (TV Movie 1967)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Stars: Giovanna Claudia Mongino, Luciano Piergiovanni
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Liliana
Carlo Cabrini ... Giovanni
Edit

Storyline

In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his already nearly wordless relationship with Liliana, his fiancée. They meet regularly at a dance hall and sometimes go riding on his motorcycle. We watch him arrive in Sicily, walk the town, live in a hotel, find lodgings, work, and participate in local events. It's a solitary, melancholy life. In his mind's eye he thinks about Liliana. He hasn't been entirely faithful. There's pain and detachment in her eyes. Across this distance, can anything bring about a breakthrough? Do they have a future? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 1963 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

I Fidanzati  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Liliana: [narrating from a letter written to Giovanni] I don't go dancing anymore. I don't want to go the Speranza and see all our friends. I don't want them asking about you with those insinuating smiles - you know how people are. I'd be embarrassed. We have so many memories from that place. You could say that's where we met, when I used to accompany my older sister there. I was 15 or 16, remember? You were just back from the military. I've never told you this, but the first time you asked me to dance, ...
See more »

Connections

Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The perfect couple
16 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The love of a worker for his fiancée is rekindled after a long separation. The poor state of the economy in Sicily and the upheaval of its industry provides the backdrop to this touching love story. Somewhat drawn out and clumsy, however.


3 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial