The Innocent (1976 film)
|Directed by||Luchino Visconti|
|Produced by||Giovanni Bertolucci|
|Written by||Suso Cecchi d'Amico
|Based on||The Intruder by Gabriele d'Annunzio|
|Music by||Franco Mannino|
|Cinematography||Pasqualino De Santis|
|Edited by||Ruggero Mastroianni|
|Distributed by||Analysis Film Releasing Corporation|
|18 May 1976 (Italy)
11 January 1979 (United States)
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 The Intruder by Gabriele d'Annunzio. It was distributed in the U.S. by Analysis Film Releasing Corp.
The story is set in the late nineteenth century. Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini), a wealthy Roman aristocrat married to Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) lives his sexual life with a possessive aristocratic mistress (Jennifer O'Neill), Teresa. However, his interest in his wife Guliana is rekindled when he sees Guliana's happiness after she has begun a love affair with a novelist, Filippo d'Aborio. She becomes pregnant by him. Tullio urges an abortion. She refuses. d'Arborio dies of a tropical infection. Tullio cannot tolerate the healthy male child delivered to Giuliana, although he tries. While the family are at Christmas mass he exposes the baby and it dies, apparently of natural causes. Giuliana, who knows Tullio has murdered the baby, leaves him. Tullio attempts to rekindle his affair with Teresa and takes her to his town house. There they attempt to make love. When she tells him she no longer loves him he shoots himself in the heart and dies. Teresa picks up her belongings and leaves.
- Giancarlo Giannini: Tullio Hermil
- Laura Antonelli: Giuliana Hermil
- Jennifer O'Neill: Teresa Raffo
- Rina Morelli: Tullio's Mother
- Massimo Girotti: Count Stefano Egano
- Didier Haudepin: Federico Hermil
- Marie Dubois: The Princess
- Roberta Paladini: Miss Elviretta
- Claude Mann: The Prince
- Marc Porel: Filippo d'Arborio
- The soundtrack includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Rondò Alla Turca and the aria, Che farò senza Euridice from Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.
- Visconti wanted Alain Delon and Romy Schneider for the starring roles.
- "L'Innocent". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
- L'innocente at the Internet Movie Database
- The Innocent at AllMovie
- "L'Innocente" Nouveau Entertainment Ltd - Region 2- PAL
- Great French site about Visconti
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