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Senso (1954)
Actors: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Christian Marquand
Director: Luchino Visconti
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
NR     1999     1hr 58min

It is 1855, and the Austrian military has occupied Italy. Countess Livia Serpieri (Alida Valli) falls deeply in love with Franz Mahler (Farley Granger), an Austrian lieutenant. She betrays her country by stealing funds col...  more »


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Actors: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Christian Marquand
Director: Luchino Visconti
Creators: Luchino Visconti, Camillo Boito, Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, Paul Bowles, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Military & War
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/30/1999
Original Release Date: 07/08/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 07/08/1968
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 58min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Be Careful Before You Buy This!
Joseph G. Mac Pherson | Studio City (Los Angeles), CA USA | 02/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Last year I spent over $55.00 for a pristine, still shrink wrapped copy of Senso on dvd. What I DIDN'T originally know was that the dvd was multiregional, coming from Brazil, in the original Italian language with subtitles ONLY in Portugese! Unless you are fluent in either Italian or Portugese, you will be spending a high price on a dvd you will never watch. If the Seller had notified me before my purchase that the dvd had no English subtitles before they so willingly took my money, of course I would have saved my cash. Adding insult to injury, I found MANY copies of the very same dvd on eBay, and they were ALL much cheaper! Take it from a guy who has learned a hard lesson: Before your bank account is charged for this dvd, inquire about it. You will be glad you did."
D.A. | Ottawa, Canada | 09/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of Luchino Visconti's top four or five masterworks. This baroque but magnificent evocation of the Garibaldi period of Italian Revolution in late 19th century is truly one of the great Italian masterpieces of 1950s. The film brilliantly delineates the erotically charged love story between Alida Valli (her best performance ever) and Farley Granger, and the bitter legacy of the revolution. History and Romance merge in a way only Visconti knew how. And the result is an operatic realism at its highest order. Despite the great, heart-renching performances, though, the film's fascination and power lies the sumptuous "look", the realistically accurate detail of that period. Visconti's unique attention to detail is breathtaking. Some may find SENSO crudely melodramatic and is certainly a notch below Visconti's best film, THE LEOPARD (which also features Burt Lancaster's greatest performance); still, it cannot be ignored. It is a must-see if you want to find out why Visconti was one of the great film artists who ever lived."
The most beautiful film of all times
Lincoln | Montevideo, Montevideo Uruguay | 08/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's difficult to find, in all the history of the cinema, a so beautifull, sugestive and deep work like this masterpiece of Luchino Visconti. Glorius technicolor, a magnificent cast (even Farley Granger, a very limited actor, is splendid here),dialogues by Tennessee Williams and a wonderful historical recreation of the "Risorgimento", plus a musical score by Verdi and Bruckner make this film a permanent pleasure for persons of good taste. In my opinion the best film of Visconti and perhaps the most beautiful film of all times."
One of the best historical films ever
D.A. | 07/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the production design, the music, the attention to period detail, the plot, the actors all fit together in this story of cynical, deluded people betraying each other, themselves, and their country amid beautiful sets and photography. This is an historical film for adults, not some adolescent escapism like Shakespeare in Love."