The Innocent (1976 film)

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Directed by Luchino Visconti
Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci
Written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Enrico Medioli
Luchino Visconti
Story by Gabriele d'Annunzio (novel)
Starring Giancarlo Giannini
Laura Antonelli
Jennifer O'Neill
Music by Franco Mannino
Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release dates
18 May 1976 (Italy)
11 January 1979 (USA)
Running time
125 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Innocent (Italian: L'innocente) was the last film made by Italian director Luchino Visconti. Released in 1976, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Gabriele d'Annunzio. [1]


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). However, his interest in his wife Guliana is rekindled when he sees Guliana being really happy after she has begun a love affair too. Guliana's lover Filippo d'Aborio dies while she's pregnant with his child. Tullio tries to reconnect with Guliana but he cannot cope with knowing that her child is from another man. So he decides to kill the child.


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  1. ^ "L'Innocent". Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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