Artikelnummer 6271

SENSO (1954) * with switchable English subtitles *

Luchino Visconti (story), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) Farley Granger ... Il tenente Franz Mahler Alida Valli Alida Valli ... La contessa Livia Serpieri Massimo Girotti Massimo Girotti ... Il marchese Roberto Ussoni Heinz Moog Heinz Moog ... Il conte Serpieri Rina Morelli Rina Morelli ... Laura, la governante Christian Marquand Christian Marquand ... Un ufficiale boemo Sergio Fantoni Sergio Fantoni ... Luca Tino Bianchi Tino Bianchi ... Il capitano Meucci Ernst Nadherny Ernst Nadherny ... Il comandante della piazza di Verona Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... Il colonello Kleist Marcella Mariani Marcella Mariani ... Clara, la prostituta

Senso is set in Italy around 1866, the year the Italian-Austrian War of Unification would see the Veneto and most of Friuli-Venezia Giulia united into Italy after the Seven Weeks' War between Austria on one side and Prussia and Italy on the other. The story opens in the La Fenice opera house in Venice during a performance of Il Trovatore. At the close of Manrico's rousing aria Di quella pira, the opera is interrupted by a boisterous protest by Italian Nationalists against the occupying Austrian troops present in the theater. Livia Serpieri, an Italian countess, unhappily married to a stuffy older aristocrat, witnesses this and tries to conceal the fact that her cousin Marquis Roberto Ussoni organized the protest. During the commotion, she meets a dashing young Austrian Officer named Franz Mahler, and is instantly smitten with him. The two begin a secret love affair. Despite the fact that Franz was responsible for sending Roberto into exile for his radical behavior, Livia vainly pretends not to be aware of it. Although Franz is obviously using Livia for her money and social status, Livia throws herself into an affair of complete sexual abandon with Franz, giving away her money and not caring what society thinks about her. But soon, Franz begins failing to show up for their trysts and Livia becomes consumed by jealousy and paranoia. 

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 122 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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