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The Pacifist (1970)

La pacifista - Smetti di piovere (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 December 1970 (Italy)
A journalist is preparing a story on extremist youth and falls in love with a young radical who fears being killed by his companions when he is unable to commit a political assassination.

Director:

Miklós Jancsó

Writers:

Giovanna Gagliardo (story and screenplay), Guido Leoni (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Vitti ... Barbara
Pierre Clémenti ... Michele
Peter Pasetti ... Commissario
Piero Faggioni Piero Faggioni ... Piero
Gino Lavagetto Gino Lavagetto ... Carlo
Sergio Tramonti Sergio Tramonti
Ottavio Fanfani Ottavio Fanfani
Cristiano Minellono Cristiano Minellono ... (as Cristiano Minellone)
Jean-Pierre D'Artois Jean-Pierre D'Artois
Daniel Pommereulle Daniel Pommereulle
Luigi Pignatelli Luigi Pignatelli
Riccardo De Stefanis Riccardo De Stefanis
Francesco Carnelutti
Mario Tellini Mario Tellini
Mario La Neve Mario La Neve
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A journalist is preparing a story on extremist youth and falls in love with a young radical who fears being killed by his companions when he is unable to commit a political assassination.

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Drama

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Alternate Versions

After the initial release, the movie was re-released in a different version. The second release has most of the dialogue changed (with many lines read in voice-off) and Monica Vitti's voice dubbed by Vittoria Febbi. See more »

Soundtracks

Smetti di piovere
Written by Guido Leoni (as Leoni)
Composed by Giorgio Gaslini
Sung by Rosanna Fratello
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8 January 2002 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This film from the era of radical youth protests was made in Italy by the great Hungarian director Miklos Jancso. We get a lot of footage of students shouting "Ho Chi Minh! Ho Chi Minh!" A journalist (Monica Vitti) is preparing a story on extremist youth and falls in love with a young radical (Pierre Clementi) who fears being killed by his companions when he is unable to commit a political assassination. Virtually unknown today, the film is a stylish ballet of love and death. It is also excruciatingly dull.


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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

30 December 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La pacifista See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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