Ossessione

Italy, 1943

Film
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A restless wife, Giovanna, meets Gino, a rough and handsome vagabond. Their passionate affair leads to the murder of Giovanna’s boorish husband. Can a strong and sensual affair survive the guilt? Adapted from James M. Cain’s classic novel “The Postman always rings twice”, Ossessione is a dark and provocative drama of sexual tension. It heralded a new era of Italian cinema, establishing Luchino Visconti as a leading and controversial exponent of Neorealism. In Italian with English subtitles.

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Credits

production company

ICI (GB)

producer

Libero Solaroli

director

Luchino Visconti

Duration

02:20:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1943

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324962

Language

Italian

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Realism in motion pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adultery

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Motion picture remakes

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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