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7.7
/10
923 Ratings

Senso

Directed by Luchino Visconti
Italy, 1954
Romance

Synopsis

Venezia, spring of 1866, in the last days of the Austrian occupation. A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Senso Directed by Luchino Visconti
One of the most operatic of all films, Luchino Visconti’s SENSO opens at a performance of Il Trovatore and goes on to spin a melodramatic tale in which both the emotions and aesthetics are sumptuous.
December 14, 2018
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Visconti, using English dialogue by Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowles, generates emotions so violent that even his operatic vision can barely contain them.
January 01, 1985
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Aptly titled—a lush, melodramatic portrait of seduction and betrayal, decadence and deceit in the midst of Italy’s resistance to Austrian occupation in the mid-19th century, revealing Luchino Visconti at his most baroque and the Italian cinema at its most spectacular (1954).
January 01, 1980
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