Flesh Will Surrender

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Flesh Will Surrender
-Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo-
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Film poster
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Marcello D'Amico
Screenplay by Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Aldo Fabrizi
Federico Fellini
Alberto Lattuada
Piero Tellini
Based on Giovanni Episcopo by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Starring Aldo Fabrizi
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Giuliana Attenni
Distributed by PAO
Release date
  • 23 September 1947 (1947-09-23)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Flesh Will Surrender (Italian: Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo) is a 1947 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada.[1] It is based on the novel Giovanni Episcopo by Gabriele D'Annunzio. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


Giovanni Episcopo is a modest clerk, shy and awkward, who is jocked by his colleagues. The man does not know that he is going to be punished forever by fate. In fact, Giovanni falls in love with Ginevra. The two get married, generate a son, and go to live in Agrigento, in a house that Giovanni buys with his savings. The colleague of Giovanni: Giulio Wanzer, is determined to ruin his life, and has a love affair with Ginevra. Giovanni does not realize it, and begins to suspect something only when the character of Ginevra changes and becomes more cruel and aggressive. When Giulio, at the height of presumption, is installed in the home of Giovanni and is aggressive with Ginevra, Giovanni Episcopo goes mad with rage and kills his colleague.



  1. ^ "Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo (1947)". Cinema Italiano. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Flesh Will Surrender". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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