Dropout (1970 film)

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Dropout
Dropout (1970 film).jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Tinto Brass
Produced by Franco Nero
Written by Tinto Brass
Roberto Lerici
Franco Longo
Starring Franco Nero
Vanessa Redgrave
Gigi Proietti
Frank Windsor
Music by Don Fraser
Cinematography Silvano Ippoliti
Edited by Tinto Brass
Release date(s) France:
December 18, 1970
Italy:
February 22, 1971
United States:
January, 1975
Running time 109 min
Country Italy
Language Italian
English

Dropout is a 1970 Italian romantic drama directed by Tinto Brass. It stars real-life couple, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave. They also worked with Brass a year later on the drama, La vacanza. Dropout was released in France on December 18, 1970, followed by a theatrical release in Italy on February 22, 1971.

Plot[edit]

Mary (Redgrave) is a disillusioned English banker’s wife who meets a troubled Italian immigrant, Bruno (Nero).[1] Mary is captivated by Bruno and they set off on a voyage together. In the course of their voyage, they meet a series of society's dropouts; the unemployed, drug addicts, drag queens, alcoholics and anarchists. They both learn a great deal about life from these misfits.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Carlo Ponti had originally agreed to produce the film but when he pulled out, Brass, Nero and Redgrave decided to cover the production costs themselves. Subsequently shooting commenced on 1 June 1970.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trader Witcombe, Ric (1982). The new Italian cinema: studies in dance and despair. Oxford University Press. 
  2. ^ a b Dropout (the works of Tinto Brass) Tinto Brass Collection. Retrieved on August 27

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