Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gelosia (Jealousy, 1953)

Director: Pietro Germi
Starring: Erno Crisa, Marisa Belli, Liliana Gerace, Paola Borboni
Label:  Ripley's Home Video (2004)
Format: DVD / PAL / Region 0
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 b/w
Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0 mono)
Subtitles: English, Italian

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What's the film about?
The descent into madness of a Marquis who has killed his mistress' husband. Nowadays Pietro Germi is best known for his groundbreaking comedies (Divorce Italian Style, Seduced and Abandoned), but in the '40s and '50s he worked mainly in noirs and melodramas, achieving great box office success with highly stylized films like In nome della Legge and Il ferroviere. Gelosia is definitely a lesser work, but despite its flawed structure it still displays strong evidence of Germi's vigorous visual style.

...if you are curious about a straight face version of Divorce Italian Style.


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