Streaming Video - 1976 | Italian
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Gabrielle d'Annunzio's passionate novel is brought to life in the final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti. In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini), an insatiable aristocrat, grows bored with his timid wife Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) and neglects her for his more exciting mistress, the wealthy widow Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill). After learning that Giuliana is having a torrid affair of her own, he becomes tormented by her infidelity and descends into madness.
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Publisher: [United States] :, Film Movement Classics,, 1976
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 129 min.)) : sd., col
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madison382 Sep 06, 2015

This movie is worth watching, it is about a married man while having an affair, found out that his wife is also having one, then found out that she is also pregnant by her lover and became obsessive over her, her lover and the baby. Really sad ending.

tibiri Jun 14, 2015

Giancarlo Giannini acting, looking in this movie very good. Luchino' direction! Nothing compare to the de Sicca's Burton in The Voyage. Visconti trade mark, opulent looks, and the manners of the time, beautiful as always,... reals? Current trade of our society is the theme; the " how to" get the money to make movies

Dec 31, 2012

Two clichés come to mind after watching this romantic tragedy: "What goes around, comes around." and: "You get what you pay for." An ironic, introspective saga on double standards from Visconti, who died two months after its release. And in response to akirakato's comment below, I found Giancarlo Giannini's dark hair and eyebrows with a dirty blonde mustache and beard more perplexing than Laura Antonelli's underarms (although, admittedly, my attention was distracted elsewhere).

Nov 14, 2012

The Innocent (Italian: L'innocente) was the last film made by Italian director Luchino Visconti.
Based on a novel by Gabriele d'Annunzio, the story is set up in the 19th century Italy.
Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini) is a wealthy Roman married to Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) but lives a double sexual life with a possessive and aristocratic mistress (Jennifer O'Neill).
Half into the story, Tullio rekindles his love to Giuliana when the couple visits a villa where they met for the first time, then makes love with fervor.
I've found one peculiar aspect when the couple make love.
Giuliana's underarm hair is not shaven, though it is more common in much of the Western world today for women to shave their underarm hair regularly.
So I assume that it was rather common in the 19th century Italy for even aristocratic women to have their underarm hair intact.
Anyway, after learning that Giuliana is having a torrid affair of her own, he becomes tormented by her fidelity and descends into madness.
Interesting and fascinating.

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Jul 05, 2012

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Jul 05, 2012

Sexual Content: sexual content and nudity.


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Dec 31, 2012

Tullio Hermil: "The Earth is my only homeland, because I don't live here temporarily. My story starts and ends here. I have no Hell to be afraid of, nor a Heaven to hope for, either."


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