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L'Innocente (1976)

L'innocente (original title)
Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.

Director:

Luchino Visconti

Writers:

Gabriele D'Annunzio (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Tullio Hermil
Laura Antonelli ... Giuliana Hermil
Jennifer O'Neill ... Teresa Raffo
Rina Morelli ... Tullio's Mother
Massimo Girotti ... Count Stefano Egano
Didier Haudepin Didier Haudepin ... Federico Hermil
Marie Dubois ... The Princess
Roberta Paladini ... Miss Elviretta
Claude Mann ... The Prince
Marc Porel ... Filippo d'Arborio
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent
Elvira Cortese
Siria Betti Siria Betti
Enzo Musumeci Greco Enzo Musumeci Greco ... Maestro d'armi
Alessandra Vazzoler
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Luchino Visconti's last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psichotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O'Neil as cunning possesive mistress. Written by Alex Asp <aspalex@netvision.net.il>

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Trivia

Jennifer O'Neill's voice was dubbed into Italian by another actress. See more »

Quotes

Tullio Hermil: I have no Hell to be afraid of... or a Heaven, I hope.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are shown over the novel "L'innocente". A man's hand is turning the pages of the book. See more »

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Soundtracks

Che farò senza Euridice
(from opera "Orfeo ed Euridice")
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck (as Gluck)
Performed by Benedetta Pecchioli, mezzo soprano, Franco Mannino, piano
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O'Neill Somehow Doesn't Ruin It
7 September 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini) is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress (Jennifer O'Neill) to his wife (Laura Antonelli), but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.

This movie is notable for being the last film made by Italian director Luchino Visconti, perhaps best known for "The Leopard". This time around he has really brought himself up to the 1970s and is not shy with the sensuality. Even the film's promo art seems to highlight the nudity, which is odd.

What strikes me about the movie is the casting of Jennifer O'Neill. I suspect that it was largely due to her look. She was a weak actress in "Rio Lobo", but seems to recover here (helped by the dubbing). She would go on to appear in "Scanners"... anyone who has worked with Visconti, Hawks and Cronenberg deserves some respect.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Innocent See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,191, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$22,549

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,549
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2.35 : 1
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