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Directed by Luchino Visconti

This award-winning film by Visconti features an international cast including Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger and Silvana Mangano.

Retired professor of American origins lives a solitary life in a luxurious palace in Rome. He is confronted by the arrival of a vulgar group of loud tenants who disrupt his peace. His quiet routine is turned into chaos and everybody’s’ life takes an unexpected turn…

Festivals & Awards

Japan Academy Prize 1979 - winner: Best Foreign Film

Nastro d'Argento 1975 (Silver Ribbon):

Winner: Best Director – Luchino Visconti
Winner: Best Cinematography – Pasqualino De Santis
Winner: Best New Actress - Claudia Marsani
Winner: Best Producer
Winner: Best Production Design – Mario Garbuglia

David di Donatello 1975:

Winner: Best Film
Winner: Best Foreign Actor – Burt Lancaster

Original Title

  • France, USA
  • 1974
  • 120 min.
  • Italian


  • Helmut Berger
  • Burt Lancaster
  • Silvana Mangano
  • Claudia Cardinale


  • Drama
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