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The Love Makers (1961)

La viaccia (original title)
The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando ... See full summary »

Director:

Mauro Bolognini
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Amerigo (as Jean Paul Belmondo)
Claudia Cardinale ... Bianca
Pietro Germi ... Stefano
Romolo Valli ... Dante
Gabriella Pallotta ... Carmelinda
Gina Sammarco Gina Sammarco ... Maîtresse
Marcella Valeri Marcella Valeri ... Beppa
Emma Baron ... Giovanna
Claudio Biava Claudio Biava ... Arlecchino
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Tognaccio
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... Young man
Paola Pitagora ... Anna
Gianna Giachetti Gianna Giachetti ... Boarder at brothel
Rosita di Vera Cruz Rosita di Vera Cruz ... Margherita
Olimpia Cavalli Olimpia Cavalli ... Boarder
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Storyline

The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando buys out his other relatives in order to gain full control over the dead man's property. But Ferdinando's nephew Amerigo holds out. Amerigo's stance is weakened when he heads for Florence and meets prostitute Bianca.

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Taglines:

A woman's touch becomes a man's obsession.

Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 35239 delivered on 21 July 1961. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.7 (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra
Written by Claude Debussy
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A good movie!
18 August 2019 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

A film with a very young and very beautiful Claudia Cardinale and a very young and natural Belmondo. The whole story is believable, all the actors are excellent. Cardinale is perfect as a prostitute and Belmondo is very convincing as a bloodied stabbed, ready to die.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 June 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lovemakers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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