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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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Taglines:

Luchino Visconti's Epic Final Film [DVD Australia] See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Cosmovision)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Visconti had briefly considered casting Ryan O'Neal in the Giancarlo Giannini role. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in I Am Self Sufficient (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Walzer
Music by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Franco Mannino, pianoforte
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upper class romance
16 November 2006 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

A wealthy and arrogant aristocrat openly has an affair with another woman, thus driving his wife to start her own affair with a writer that leads to a pregnancy and baby. Giancarlo Giannini is magnificent in a role that instills in the viewer zero sympathy and outright hostility. The film heads into what can only be described as one of the most memorably tragic conclusions since Shakespeare, and is also one of the most beautifully filmed and costumed movies ever, with sumptuous deep red wallpapered rooms with velvet curtains. Wealth and position can cut both ways, with Giannini's role going down into a dark and bankrupt morality that in the end is like a swamp.


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