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La maschera (1988)

A debauched nobleman offers himself to a beautiful woman, but she is repelled by his advances. He dons a mask and tries again, and this time is more successful. But the mask cannot conceal ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Iris
Michael Maloney ... Leonardo
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... Leonardo's father
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ... Elia
Alberto Cracco ... Viola
Michele De Marchi Michele De Marchi ... Theatre Company Manager
Valentina Lainati Valentina Lainati ... Maria
Saskia Colombaioni Saskia Colombaioni ... Saskia
Arnaldo Colombaioni Arnaldo Colombaioni ... Nani
Valerio Colombaioni Valerio Colombaioni ... Ercolino
Walter Colombaioni Walter Colombaioni ... Acrobata
Maria Tedeschi Maria Tedeschi ... Talia
Massimo Fedele Massimo Fedele ... Don Gaetano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlo Cataneo Carlo Cataneo ... Old Servant
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A debauched nobleman offers himself to a beautiful woman, but she is repelled by his advances. He dons a mask and tries again, and this time is more successful. But the mask cannot conceal the evil in his soul. Written by CaptainStigmata

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Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 May 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Maska See more »

Filming Locations:

Amelia, Terni, Umbria, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Italian marshmallow
23 April 2014 | by ronaeleantrobusSee all my reviews

OK,this film is like a marshmallow,sugary,intense,then it's gone.Beautiful people,Bonham Carter and Maloney(yes he is handsome,I weirdly never forgot his intense owlish face as Prosper Profond),cavort around in 18th century Italy,in stunning masks,and theatrical costumes.At first I watched it,it took me to Italy for a brief period ,then it finished and I was back in West York(yay).However I watched it again,and something lingered in my mind,perhaps there is a message in this quiet little film,perhaps it is Iris who has the ugly soul,with the beautiful face.I do think it should be watched a few times to get that across,and it is obligatory to eat an Italian dish whilst watching this,it sort of completes the essence of another time and place.


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