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La viaccia (1961)

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 »

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

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Drama

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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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in That's Sexploitation! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra
Written by Claude Debussy
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A film from a totally different era.
13 February 2000 | by papillon-2See all my reviews

I first saw this film 7 years ago at the age of 22 and it created an impression on me for days. I still remember the curtains, the "Belle èpoque" scenes of an Italian city, the beautiful lady, the difference between city life and peasants back in those days, the revolutionary anarchists.... I recommend this film for the scent it leaves for years after seeing it, also I recommend it because the theme of this film and the period of producing it are a distant non returning past of European history and European film making.


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