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Documentary portrait of one of Italy's finest directors, Luchino Visconti.


Adam Low
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Credited cast:
Helmut Berger ... Himself
Dirk Bogarde ... Himself (archive footage)
Maria Callas ... Herself (archive footage)
Claudia Cardinale ... Herself
Alain Delon ... Himself
Meralda Caracciolo Di Melito Meralda Caracciolo Di Melito ... Herself
James Fox ... Narrator
Luchino Gastel Luchino Gastel ... Himself
Annie Girardot ... Herself
Farley Granger ... Himself
Burt Lancaster ... Himself (archive footage)
Ignazio Maccarrone Ignazio Maccarrone ... Himself
Enrico Medioli Enrico Medioli ... Himself
Charlotte Rampling ... Herself
Francesco Rosi ... Himself


Tells the intriguing story of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, depicting in much detail his considerable neorealist impact on film as well as his work in theatre and opera. His personal story with many contrasts is also described; he was an aristocrat, a Communist Party member, a soldier, a homosexual, an artist. Includes clips from his most famous films and numerous interviews with the director's friends, relatives and collaborators. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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19 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti See more »

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BBC Arena See more »
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Low, Low, Low
21 December 2004 | by arichmondfwcSee all my reviews

How dare you? Adam Low, without apparent shame, puts his name to this fake tribute. It's not even a serious study or analysis or commentary of the great Visconti's work. Yes it's long and portentous, yes we do have some wonderful clips from the films that, most people interested on the subject, have already seen. But what resounds the longest leaving the most lasting impression is the gossip. The last and loudest voice comes from a third rate German actor, ranting and raving. The appropriately named Mr.Low directed this, hoping, I imagine, to get better ratings than his previous, more to the point, but deadly boring documentary on Kurosawa. Well I have news for you Mr Low and your cohorts. You missed a great opportunity and I for one, won't give you another.

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