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White Voices (1964)

Le voci bianche (original title)
In 18th century Rome, a young man in a choir of castrati falls for the beautiful wife of a powerful aristocrat.
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Credited cast:
Paolo Ferrari Paolo Ferrari ... Meo
Sandra Milo ... Carolina
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata ... Teresa
Anouk Aimée ... Lorenza
Vittorio Caprioli ... Matteuccio
Jeanne Valérie ... Maria
Philippe Leroy ... Don Ascanio
Barbara Steele ... Guilia
Leopoldo Trieste ... 'Orapronobbi'
Jacqueline Sassard ... Eugenia
Claudio Gora ... Marchionne
Jean Tissier ... Principe Savello
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Basagaluppi Luigi Basagaluppi ... Peppino Alabastri - the castrato
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri ... Meo's Father
Alfredo Bianchini Alfredo Bianchini ... The Master of the castrati
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In 18th century Rome, a young man in a choir of castrati falls for the beautiful wife of a powerful aristocrat.

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30 years before Farinelli, best review of a sad life
19 September 1999 | by luz65See all my reviews

Back in the 60's it was a beautiful rendering of the brilliant lights but sad backstage life of the castrati. The story of a poor boy of the "popolo" in the papaline Rome of the XVII cent. His parents sell him off to the voci bianche choir, and condemn him to be evirated. He manages to avoid the cruent operation and starts to live in the collegium with the other castrati. Everything goes fine until he falls in love with the young wife of a very old and rich man, and gets her pregnant. Great performance from Caprioli as the old castrato with the cat,

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Release Date:

13 August 1964 (Italy) See more »

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White Voices See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy See more »

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2.35 : 1
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