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779 Ratings


Directed by Luchino Visconti
Italy, 1954


This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a nineteenth-century Italian countess who, amid the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant.

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Senso Directed by Luchino Visconti

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One of the most operatic of all films, Luchino Visconti’s SENSO opens at a performance of Il Trovatore and goes on to spin a melodramatic tale in which both the emotions and aesthetics are sumptuous.
December 14, 2018
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