Stormy love between young writer of a noble decayed family and a lazy amoral starlet. Between arguments and reconciliations, jealousies and acts of infidelity, the relation between Marcello and the femme fatale-ish heroine, Anna (played by luscious French starlet Mylene Demongeot), seems not to have future. Marcello says he wants to remain free but - deep inside - wants a traditional fiancée and wife while Anna, as an aspirant actress, is of a free and rebellious nature, not very tilted with sentimental attachments. He gradually understands that he could never have her and be her only man.
A little-known but very well-made romantic drama and a very unusual film - not only for the filmography of Dino Risi but also for the Italian cinema of the age. Draft of a Melodramma all'italiana (in opposite of 'commedia all'italiana') where the tormented history of love of the two protagonists is placed on the background of Italy in the Sixties, the melodrama is not lead on the thread of the romanticism but on the cynicism and the strong passionate love.
Nothing is shown and all it is suggested. Full of modernity, the scenario is of a highest level, made from an Ercole Patti's novel.
DVDRIP | 104 min | MKV-x264 720x432 | 25 fps | AC3 192 kb/s | 1.24 GB
Language: Italian | Subtitles: French in 1 optional srt file (sorry, currently no English subs)
Genre: Drama - Romance
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