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Arturo's Island (1962)

L'isola di Arturo (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 21 December 1962 (USA)
Arturo is a teenage boy who lives alone on an island. His mother died when he was born, and his father is always away. From time to time, Arturo's father comes to see him, but only too soon... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Vanni De Maigret ... Arturo
Key Meersman ... Nunziata
... Wilhelm
... Teresa
Elvira Tonelli
Luigi Zerbinati
Michele Barone
Aldo Vinci
Ireneo Petrucci
Luigi Giuliani ... Tonino Stella
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Ornella Vanoni
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Arturo is a teenage boy who lives alone on an island. His mother died when he was born, and his father is always away. From time to time, Arturo's father comes to see him, but only too soon leaves him again. He seems not to appreciate his son at all, but, nevertheless, Arturo adores his father. One day, Arturo's father arrives with his second wife, Nunciata, a seventeen-year-old girl with whom Arturo soon falls in love... Written by Miguel Ángel Díaz González

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Unexpectedly good
14 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

For some inexplicable reason this movie pitched up on TCM. Thought Id seen everything this somewhat tired channel has to offer... I couldn't stop watching. The movie seethes with subliminal and explicit homo erotic content in a way that I think was a ahead of its time. The black and white photography is very moody and the performances command attention. The influence of Italian neo-realism is very present. It has that distinctive style of some 50s drama, where the scenes develop without much explanation moving the story forward. When the young gangster arrives on the island you know something is going on, without having been given all the usual clues you find in American movies.


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