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The Girl from Trieste (1982)

La ragazza di Trieste (original title)
An aging artist sees a beautiful young woman drowning near the beach and helps her. They become lovers. At first he is smitten by her youth, beauty and free spirit but soon he starts worrying that she might actually be insane.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Gazzara ... Dino Romani
Ornella Muti ... Nicole
Mimsy Farmer ... Valeria
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Professor Martin
Andréa Ferréol ... Stefanutti
William Berger ... Charly
Consuelo Ferrara Consuelo Ferrara ... Francesca
Romano Puppo ... Toni
Diego Pesaola Diego Pesaola
Liliana Dell'Aquila Liliana Dell'Aquila
Patrizia La Fonte
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Altieri Enzo Altieri
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An aging artist sees a beautiful young woman drowning near the beach and helps her. They become lovers. At first he is smitten by her youth, beauty and free spirit but soon he starts worrying that she might actually be insane.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 October 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Trieste See more »

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Production Co:

Faso Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Another tale of madness
4 July 2008 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The actors Ben Gazzara and Ornella Muti were a successful team in Marco Ferreri's „Tales of Ordinary Madness" in 1981, so they made another movie together during the following year. This time, Muti plays Nicole, a girl desperate to get attention; in the opening scene at the beach, she pretends she's drowning so that someone will pick her up! Nicole falls in love with the much older cartoonist Romani (Gazzara), and even though he notices that she is telling him lies constantly, for example that she'd be rich and happy or about to be married, he doesn't realize to what extent she lost touch with reality: actually, Nicole needs treatment by a psychiatrist. She tells Romani she's flying to London, but actually she enters a mental hospital. She has prepared letters her sister can send from London, so while Romani reads them and thinks she's fine, she is suffering terribly among lunatics. When he finds out the truth, what will he do?

„The Girl From Trieste" doesn't have the provocative punch of a Bukowski story like „Tales of Ordinary Madness", arguably Campanile was a more conservative director than Ferreri, anyway. The locations of Trieste and Venice could have been put to better use, since these cities live so much in the past (visiting them is close to time travel) that a more surreal, uneasy feeling could have been created. I'm not saying „The Girl From Trieste" is a bad movie, but maybe it doesn't entirely satisfy. It holds a lot of interest with its two unpredictable characters, worth watching for Muti fans anytime. With more than 10 years experience in movies already, she reached the height of her beauty and acting skill in the early 80s.


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