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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

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 Elvira Cortese
Siria Betti Siria Betti
Enzo Musumeci Greco Enzo Musumeci Greco ... Maestro d'armi
Alessandra Vazzoler Alessandra Vazzoler
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Storyline

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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Visconti's Sensual Epic of a Diabolical Marriage See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$9,500,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,430,709
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cosmovision)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Luchino Visconti wanted Charlotte Rampling for the female lead. See more »

Quotes

Teresa Raffo: I don't share a man with another woman - even if she's his wife.
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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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Marcia turca
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Franco Mannino, pianoforte
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An Intense and Slow Drama, Having a Wonderful and Detailed Reconstitution of a Period
12 February 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Nineteenth Century, in Italy, the atheist and aristocrat Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini) is married with Giuliana Hermil (Laura Antonelli) and has a paramour, Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill). He decides to leave his wife and to stay with Teresa, but after a period, she dispenses with him. Tullio comes back to his wife, but she had an affair with a writer, friend of his brother, and is pregnant. Tullio asks Giuliana to make an abort, but she refuses. When the child is born, Tullio hates him, but Giuliana tries to protect the baby. In the end, a tragedy happens. This movie is an intense drama, and certainly not indicated for a general public. The cast has an outstanding performance under the magnificent direction of Luchino Visconti. The movie shows also a wonderful and very detailed reconstitution of the Italian aristocracy in the Nineteenth Century. The very sad story does not bring redemption to any character. In Brazil, it is only available on VHS, but it deserves to be offered to the viewers by the distributors on DVD, to highlight the beauty of the scenes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `O Inocente' (`The Innocent')


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