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L'invenzione di Morel (1974)

| Sci-Fi | 1974 (Italy)
A castaway arrives on an island. He thinks it's uninhabited, but he sees a palace with also a hidden room. Soon he sees some people walking, dressed with old-fashioned clothes. He is afraid because people don't see him, like a ghost.

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Emidio Greco

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Andrea Barbato (screenplay), Emidio Greco (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giulio Brogi ... The Castaway
Anna Karina ... Faustine
John Steiner ... Morel
Anna Maria Gherardi Anna Maria Gherardi
Ezio Marano Ezio Marano
Margareth Clémenti Margareth Clémenti ... (as Margaret Le Van)
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ... Ospite che si scusa
Claudio Trionfi Claudio Trionfi
Laura De Marchi
Filippo De Gara Filippo De Gara
Valeria Sabel Valeria Sabel
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda
Dolly Dee Dolly Dee
Mario Garriba Mario Garriba
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A castaway arrives on an island. He thinks it's uninhabited, but he sees a palace with also a hidden room. Soon he sees some people walking, dressed with old-fashioned clothes. He is afraid because people don't see him, like a ghost.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La invención de Morel See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a surreal masterpiece
7 May 2005 | by daniel-charles2See all my reviews

Very few movies are as good as the book that inspired them. This one might be somewhat different from the idea I had from the book -the color whiter, the image flatter, but it remains a sort of cinematographic UFO which leaves a long lasting imprint of the memory -after all, this long-lasting imprint is what the film is all about. It looks like a low budget science fiction movie, while its the ultimate movie about love (like the book was the ultimate book about love). Haunting. A plus of the film is fascinating discourse of Morel, in surgical, clipped Italian sentences which make you rush to learn Italian. A unique film.


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