A Place for Lovers

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A Place for Lovers
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Produced by Arthur Cohn
Herschell Gordon Lewis
Carlo Ponti
Written by Brunello Rondi
Julian Zimet
Peter Baldwin
Ennio De Concini
Tonino Guerra
Cesare Zavattini
Starring Faye Dunaway
Marcello Mastroianni
Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis
Editing by Adriana Novelli
Release dates 19 December 1968
Running time 88 minutes
Country Italy
Language English

A Place for Lovers (Italian: Amanti) is a 1968 romantic film directed by Vittorio De Sica and based on the play Gli Amanti by Brunello Rondi and Renaldo Cabieri. It stars Faye Dunaway as a terminally ill American fashion designer in Venice, Italy who has a whirlwind affair with a race car driver (played by Marcello Mastroianni).[1]

The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and opened to negative reviews: Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it the "most godawful piece of pseudo-romantic slop I've ever seen!" and Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times referred to it as "the worst movie I have seen all year and possibly since 1926."[2] Years later, A Place for Lovers was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.

To date, the film has not been commercially released on DVD.

Ella Fitzgerald provided two songs, the title song and "Lonely is". The title song can be heard on the Verve release Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1.



  1. ^ New York Times/AllMovie Guide overview
  2. ^ Medved, Harry. "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time." Fawcett Columbine, 1978.

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