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22 Ratings

Down the Ancient Stairs

Per le antiche scale

Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Italy, France, 1975


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.

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Down the Ancient Stairs Directed by Mauro Bolognini

Awards & Festivals

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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