Il Bacio di Tosca

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Il Bacio di Tosca (Tosca's Kiss)
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Directed byDaniel Schmid
StarringSara Scuderi
Giuseppe Manacchini
Giulietta Simionato
Leonida Bellon
Salvatore Locapo
Giovanni Puligheddu
Della Benning
Cesare Perugia
Giuseppina Sani
Giulia Scaramelli
CinematographyRenato Berta
Distributed byT&C Film, Zürich
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
87 minutes

Il Bacio di Tosca (Tosca's Kiss in the US) is a 1984 film directed by Daniel Schmid, a documentary of life in the Casa di Riposo per Musicisti of Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.[1] The New York Times review called it "Bravissimo!" [2]

Dustin Hoffman cited Il Bacio di Tosca as a direct inspiration[3] for his 2012 film Quartet.


The film follows retired soprano Sara Scuderi and the other tenants of the retirement home, as they re-live and re-enact the roles which made them famous.



The film received the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Musical Documentary at the Ghent International Film Festival in 1985 and the International Documentary Association IDA Award in 1986.


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