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259 Ratings

Indiscretion of an American Wife

Stazione Termini (Terminal Station)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica
United States, Italy, 1953
Film noir


An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift) in this troubled collaboration between between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick.

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Indiscretion of an American Wife Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Critics reviews

De Sica gets furious, galvanic performances from Jones and Clift and captures them in closeups of a screen-piercing immediacy. Yet, yielding to habit, De Sica also embeds the lovers in a web of picturesque incidents that are mere distractions from the operatic passion of their romantic crisis.
September 07, 2015
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What Terminal Station makes apparent is that neo-realism is not so much a style of filmmaking as a philosophy of the same… This excess is what makes Terminal Station so sublime. Naturally, Selznick cut out all of it.
June 25, 2015
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