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A Matter of Time (1976)

A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Maurice Druon (novel), John Gay (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liza Minnelli ... Nina
Ingrid Bergman ... Contessa Sanziani
Charles Boyer ... Count Sanziani
Spiros Andros Spiros Andros ... Mario
Tina Aumont ... Valentina
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Antonio Vicari
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ... Hotel Manager
Antonio Jacono Antonio Jacono ... Hotel Porter (as Dominot)
Fernando Rey ... Charles Van Maar
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Gabriele d'Orazio
Jean Mas Jean Mas ... Kaiser Wilhelm
Isabella Rossellini ... Sister Pia
Amedeo Nazzari ... Tewfik
Virgilio Volpe Virgilio Volpe ... Restaurant Owner
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Cook
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Nina has just started working as a chambermaid in Rome's Imperial Hotel, a once grand but now slightly run down establishment. She works alongside her cousin Valentina, who encouraged her to do this work to expose her to a better life. One of the people whose room Nina attends is seventy-two year old Contessa Lucretia Sanziani, a longtime resident who has been estranged from her husband, Count Carlos Sanziani, for forty years. However, her stay at the hotel is threatened when her money stars to run out and the Count informs the hotel that he wants nothing to do with her, even if something serious happens to her. The Countess was once considered the "love goddess" of Europe, she who still lives in the fantasy of that life and her memories. In Nina, the Contessa sees a younger version of herself, and encourages her to be herself and that people will notice. The Contessa also takes her under her wing in providing a more polished version of herself to the world. During this process, the ... Written by Huggo

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Some women are born to have a glorious affair with life. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1976 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Carmela See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the only film in which both Ingrid Bergman (Countess Sanziani) and her daughter Isabella Rossellini (Sister Pia) appear together. See more »

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Do It Again
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSilva)
Performed by Liza Minnelli (uncredited)
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Dreams and charity
6 March 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Vincente Minnelli in his farewell film as director got to direct daughter Liza. When the film opened up with Liza doing a full production number, I thought we had another Cabaret for Liza. Sad to say that that number and another one Liza did are the highlights of the film. When the players stop singing and dancing and get down to dialog, the film becomes rather pedestrian.

I don't think Ingrid Bergman ever got a handle on her character as the eccentric countess living on dreams and charity. Possibly Minnelli was concentrating too much on his daughter. Minnelli a country girl from rural Italy comes to Rome and gets a job as a chambermaid in a posh hotel courtesy of her cousin Tina Aumont. There Ingrid Bergman playing a slightly daft countess kind of takes her under her wing. Liza blossoms but Ingrid becomes more daft, Ingrid is just this side of Norma Desmond. Minnelli goes up and Ingrid goes down.

In addition to being the last film Vincente Minnelli directe this was also the farewell performance of Charles Boyer who co-starred with Bergman in Gaslight and Arch Of Triumph when they were big box office. Boyer plays a brief role as a former husband of Bergman, stopping by to see how she was doing.

See this one for Liza and her numbers.


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