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Luchino Visconti

"Senso" (also known as "Sehnsucht", "Wanton Countess, The", "Livia") is a Drama/History/Romance/War film directed by Luchino Visconti, and written by Luchino Visconti (screenplay) and Tennessee Williams (additional dialogue), released in the USA on July 08 of 1968 . Alida Valli and Farley Granger are starring, alongside Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Christian Marquand and Sergio Fantoni.

Who directed "Senso":

Senso was directed by Luchino Visconti, an Italian director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before Senso, Luchino Visconti had directed Bellissima, released in 1951, La Terra trema: Episodio del mare (1948). Since, he directed Le Notti bianche, released in 1957, Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960), Boccaccio '70 (1962), Gattopardo, Il (1963), Le Streghe (1967), and Morte a Venezia (1971).

What was the release date of "Senso":

Senso was first released on Monday, July 08, 1968, in the United States. Also released on Monday, July 08, 1968 has been The Story of a Three-Day Pass (dir. Melvin Van Peebles). This was fifty-one (51) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, February 03, 1956 in France; Friday, February 17, 1956 in Germany; Thursday, September 30, 1954 in Italy and on Tuesday, October 25, 1955 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Senso":

At the casting of Senso we find Alida Valli, previously seen in Mondo le condanna, Il (1953) and Les Amants de Tol├Ęde (1953); Farley Granger (Small Town Girl (1953), The Story of Three Loves (1953)); Heinz Moog (1. April 2000 (1952), Inganno (1952)) [ more... ]

  • Rina Morelli and Massimo Girotti also worked together in Fabiola, released in 1949.

What is the Storyline of "Senso":

Senso is set in Italy around 1866, when the Italian-Austrian war of unification was coming to its end. The film opens in the La Fenice opera house in Venice with a performance of Il Trovatore. The opera is interrupted by a major protest of Italian Nationalists against the occupying Austrian troops present in the theatre. Livia, an Italian Countess who is unhappily married to a stuffy old aristocrat, bears witness to this and tries to conceal the fact that her own cousin Marquis Roberto Ussoni [...]

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