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L'Innocente

The Innocent

1976, Luchino Visconti, Italy, 129 min.
With Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9

"Arguably the greatest of his late works apart from THE LEOPARD... Opulently mounted, dramatically understated, and keenly felt, this is a haunting testament, as well as one of Visconti's most erotic pictures."—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Among the most beautiful and severely disciplined films Visconti has ever made."—Vincent Canby, The New York Times.

Visconti's final film, released after his death, is a fitting conclusion to his career, recapitulating many of his major themes while betraying no diminution of his artistic powers. Operatic, elegant, and erotic, L'INNOCENTE is based on an 1892 novel by Gabriele D'Annunzio about a hypocritical aristocrat (Giannini) who thoughtlessly cheats on his beautiful young wife until he discovers that she is having an affair with another man. Antonelli, European cinema's hottest sex symbol at the time, delivers a performance of haunting sensuality and sadness. New 2K digital restoration. In Italian with English subtitles. (MR)

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