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Passion of Love (1981)

Passione d'amore (original title)
In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Iginio Ugo Tarchetti (novel), Ruggero Maccari (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Valeria D'Obici Valeria D'Obici ... Fosca
Bernard Giraudeau ... Capt. Giorgio Bacchetti
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Doctor (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Massimo Girotti ... Colonel
Bernard Blier ... Maj. Tarasso
Gerardo Amato Gerardo Amato ... Lt. Baggi
Sandro Ghiani Sandro Ghiani ... Giorgio's attendant
Alberto Incrocci Alberto Incrocci ... Capt. Rivolti
Rosaria Schemmari Rosaria Schemmari ... Fosca's maid
Francesco Piastra Francesco Piastra ... Colonel's attendant
Saverio Vallone Saverio Vallone ... Blond lieutenant
Laura Antonelli ... Clara
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Storyline

In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor (Trintignant). Among the inhabitants of the house there is a strange young woman: Fosca (d'Obici) who is both unattractive and mad. However, she has a passion that Giorgio will have to cope with. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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The restrictions of passion in an age when aristocratic life was played by the noble book.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 May 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Passion of Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Inspired Stephen Sondheim to write the musical Passion. See more »

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Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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A class act soap opera for the intelligence.
29 October 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

A clever and bizarre angle to "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". At times you think this is campy and over the top, but the underlying poetic soul comes across strong and believable thanks to the performances of the two leads. One worth tracking down.


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