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Ossessione

Iταλία / Italy, 1943, μ/α / b&w

Σκην./Dir: Luchino Visconti | Σεν./Scr: Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini (βασισμένο στο βιβλίο του James M. Cain: Ο Ταχυδρόμος Χτυπάει Πάντα Δυο Φορές / based on the book by James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice) | Φωτ./Cin: Domenico Scala, Aldo Tonti | Μοντ./ Εd: Mario Serandrei | Μουσ./Mus: Giuseppe Rosati | Ηθ./Cast: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani | Παρ/Prod: Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane (ICI) | Διάρκεια/Dur: 140’

A wandering tramp has an affair with Giovanna, the beautiful young wife of the naive old man who owns α small roadside inn. Giovanna’s husband disgusts her; every time he touches her she wants to scream. Gino leaves, only to return because he can’t get
her out of his blood. They kill her husband, but his death haunts the guilt-ridden Gino. Visconti’s first feature film, is considered by
many to be the first Italian neorealist film, though there is some debate about whether such a categorization is accurate.

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