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Le Notti Bianche (Region 1) - Visconti, Luchino
Releasedatum: 12 juli 2005
A chance encounter on a canal bridge results in a series of twilight rendezvous between a lonely city transplant (Marcello Mastroianni) and a sheltered woman (Maria Schell) haunted by a lover’s promise. Their hesitant courtship soon entangles both of them in a web of longing and self-delusion. Adapted from the Fyodor Dostoyevsky short story, director Luchino Visconti’s Le notti bianche—shot in ravishing black and white—is a romantic, shattering tale of the restlessness of dreamers.

DVD Extra's:
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno. Collection of interviews from 2003 featuring screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico, film critics Laura Delli Colli and Lino Miccichè, cinematographer Rotunno, and costume designer Piero Tosi. New 115-minute recorded reading of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short story, downloadable as an MP3 file. Rare screen-test footage of Marcello Mastroianni and Maria Schell. A new essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. Original theatrical trailer. New and improved English subtitle translation.

€ 37.99

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