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Ratings & Reviews

  1. the ghost of musidora's rating of the film Ossessione

  2. Jim's rating of the film Ossessione

    ★★ / DCP / Meandering and long, a story which should be seeped in lust and violence is strangely devoid of sexuality and tension. A subplot involving “the Spaniard” and its gay subtext seems pointless but then maybe revealing of its true nature, a story of a sexually repressed opportunist.

  3. lou.'s rating of the film Ossessione

    «I ripped all her clothes off. She twisted and turned, slowly, so they would slip out from under her. Then she closed her eyes and lay back on the pillow. Her hair was falling over her shoulders in snaky curls. Her eye was all black, and her breasts weren’t drawn up and pointing up at me, but soft, and spread out in two big pink splotches. She looked like the great-grandmother of every whore in the world.» — JM Cain

  4. Stefano Campagna's rating of the film Ossessione

  5. steeeeellaaaaa (Iulia N)'s rating of the film Ossessione

    a perfect mix of pre-neorealism with a touch of noir, it's a cocktail to get the italian cinema started again after fascism. having priests perform exorcism after the screening of your movie, now that's what I call real #lifegoals

  6. FISCHER's rating of the film Ossessione

    Incontournable et superbe adaptation néo-réaliste du sombre et puissant roman de James M. Cain qui a été maintes fois transposé au cinéma...

  7. Nathan Grey Hollis's rating of the film Ossessione

    Where did Elvira come from? I got to see this on the last remaining 35mm print in existence at the CCA in Santa Fe NM. So beautiful. What a treat!

  8. Aaken's rating of the film Ossessione

    The first and arguably the best version of Cain's infamous novel.

  9. ap's rating of the film Ossessione

  10. redux's rating of the film Ossessione

    Pretty much everything cinema was invented for.

  11. El Biffo's rating of the film Ossessione

    The way they look at each other...

  12. Renton47's rating of the film Ossessione

    After disliking 'The Leopard' this was a neat surprise. For the first hour this boasts some incredible magnetism in its casual sex and homosexual elements, giving it a charged noir sense of excitement. Then it drops the excitement in favour of neorealist psychological depth. Visconti's work behind the camera is my favourite of his films I've seen. This lasted about 1/2 hr too long IMO, but an impressive debut.

  13. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Ossessione

  14. lina maj's rating of the film Ossessione

    Visconti is an intriguing director.

  15. Mario Lipuma's rating of the film Ossessione

    Gino, can you pls stahp being this awesome?

  16. bulgrin's rating of the film Ossessione

    One essential of Italien neo-realism, and a great debut of a great director to come.

  17. nein's rating of the film Ossessione

    I liked it way more than The Postman Always Rings Twice. I know everyone says it but I'll repeat it. The first one is a well-done crime story, this one is a psycho drama. You choose, I won't judge.

  18. Jugend21's rating of the film Ossessione

    i'm not sure what it is, but girotti & calamai have some of the best screen chemistry in history, if not the best. Also, one of Fassbinder's favorite films was Visconti's 'The Damned', and I feel like this is a really Fassbinder-like film. Wonder what it would have been like if RWF had remade it.

  19. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Ossessione

    9/10, my double bill review with The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946):

  20. Pymo's rating of the film Ossessione

    The postman rings many times.

  21. RIPLEY'S HOME VIDEO's rating of the film Ossessione

    Ossessione 70th anniversary.

  22. robdido's rating of the film Ossessione

    Next time you watch keep in mind that Visconti was homosexual, and then you can see the brilliant way he tried to express this. I wouldn't have thought so as it's a saucy story for it's time about free spirited drifter, casual sex etc, but when I read he as a life long homosexual, I started to see between the frames... Thats what I thought anyway... Not that there is anything wrong with that..

  23. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Ossessione

    Más que romántico, este es un drama pasional. La historia de dos amantes parece ser una especie de necesidad por abandonar sus trágicas vidas. La de "aparentemente" un hombre escapando de un asesinato (o tal vez solo de esa vida errante) y la de una mujer perturbada por su marido. Nada aquí es romántico, es más casual. El amor se va construyendo bajo una fantasía.

  24. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Ossessione

    Fondamentale film di Visconti,vero spartiacque del cinema italiano.Capostipite del Neorealismo,è un film che stupisce per l'incredibile maturità messa dal regista nel suo compimento:piani-sequenza inseriti ottimamente,primi piani intensi che esprimono passione ed erotismo(raro davvero nel 1943) e scene dosate grandiosamente,con pochissimi tempi morti(forse solo quello della ballerina).Visconti si presenta così.4*

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