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23 Ratings


Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo
Italy, 1950


Anna flees her home, where she has been victimized for years by her spineless father’s mean-spirited second wife, to be with her lover, an honest businessman yet to make his fortune. When he is accused of a murder he didn’t commit, the couple’s domestic tranquillity is upended.

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Tormento Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Tormento

    35mm. Torment no doubt, the things that the main characters of this film are submited to, extreme excesses in a cumulative manner, destinations that although very Latin - meaning tearjerker - consist in a "fatum"'s derivation, ie, of an etymological tragedy. With a perfect grammar of classic cinema, a long odyssey through "traum" and its phonetic proximity in Portuguese, the trauma.

  • CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Tormento

    Otro muestra de talento para el melodrama de Matarazzo. Nuevamente, una pareja de amantes será separada a causa de penosas circunstancias. Esto ocasionará, literalmente, un tormento en ambos. Lo que parecía ser un nuevo aire de una mujer castigada por su madrastra, no nada más que el inicio de un descenso dramático. El director extiende la ilusión y la arrancha de las manos. Mas, eso sí, su historia será una fábula.

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