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/10
27 Ratings

DOWN THE ANCIENT STAIRS

Per le antiche scale

Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Italy, France, 1975
Drama

Synopsis

A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ladies’ man.

Synopsis

A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ladies’ man.

Down the Ancient StairsDirected byMauro Bolognini

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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
1975 | Winner: Special Prize of the Jury
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1976 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress
1976 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography
Golden Globes (Italy)
1976 | Winner: Best Actor

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