La Tosca (film)
|Directed by||Luigi Magni|
|Produced by||Ugo Tucci|
|Written by||Victorien Sardou (play), Luigi Magni (story and screenplay)|
|Starring||Monica Vitti, Gigi Proietti, Vittorio Gassman, Aldo Fabrizi|
|Music by||Armando Trovajoli|
|Cinematography||Franco Di Giacomo|
|Edited by||Ruggero Mastroianni|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Language||Italian, Roman dialect|
La Tosca (also known as Tosca) is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed by Luigi Magni. It is loosely based on the drama with the same name by Victorien Sardou, reinterpreted in an ironic-grotesque style.
In Rome in 1800, when Napoleon threatens to conquer all Europe, specifically in Italy and in Rome the Pope and his cardinals try to combat the threat of French soldiers doing what they can. In the big city there is great corruption, especially among the men of the Church who think only their comfortable exploiting the poor ignorant people and dedicate to the worship of God.
The Patriot Cesare Angelotti of the liberal movement runs away from Castel Sant'Angelo and falls in love with Tosca, as he tries to fight France's presence in Northern Italy, as well as obtuse and contrary opinions of the Pope who really just wants to defend his possessions by Napoleon. The old Marquis Scapria is also in love with Tosca and why he decided to get rid of Caesar, who eventually dies alal for an ambush. But Tosca does not forgive this to the Marquis and so secretly stabs him, while Rome meanwhile, continues its usual course on religious, almost oblivious to the new times we overlook and changes that incur in the world.
- Gigi Proietti: Mario Cavaradossi
- Monica Vitti: Floria Tosca
- Umberto Orsini: Cesare Angelotti
- Vittorio Gassman: Baron Scarpia
- Fiorenzo Fiorentini: Brigadier Spoletta
- Gianni Bonagura: Brigadier Sciarrone
- Aldo Fabrizi: Governor
- Marisa Fabbri: the Queen of Naples
- Ninetto Davoli: Horseman
- Enrico Giacovelli. Un secolo di cinema italiano. Lindau, 2002.
- Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti: dizionario dei film 2002. Baldini & Castoldi, 2001.
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