#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Venice, 1866, in the last days of the Austrian occupation, a performance of Il Trovatore ends up in confusion due to an anti-Austrian demonstration, organised by Count Ussoni. His cousin Countess Serpieri falls in love with Austrian lieutenant Franz Mahler
Plot: A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.
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Luchino Visconti’s aesthetic revolution
Senso was Visconti at his most elegant and aesthetic. It opened his series of historical spectacles. The film showed that epics and melodramas can entail political criticism as any other genres. Senso is his intelligent analysis about the Italian unification – Risorgimento. The film’s criticism didn’t please all the people and it suffered from censorship and it was edited several times. Nonetheless this aesthetically beautiful film still stands out as a fine ironic masterpiece.
The year is 1866 and the moment people have dreamed for decades – centuries – is in our hands. Garibaldi is coming and the Italians are beating the Austrians. In the middle of all this Visconti tells us a story about an Italian woman, who is the cousin of the leader of the underground resistance, who falls in love with an Austrian lieutenant. She is blinded by her romantic illusion and is ready to betray her family, friends, ideals and native land – these are part of the ethical problematics in Senso.
Senso was Visconti’s first color film and he obviously had put a lot of effort to it. It’s visually gorgeous and meant an aesthetic revolution for Italian cinema. It is no coincidence that it starts in an opera which Visconti did a lot himself too. The opening sequence shows us the basic power of Opera and melodrama – to change life, infrastructure without forgetting the concrete history.
Historical films always tell us about two different ages, intentionally or unintentionally: the one the story takes place in and the time it was made in. It’s a film about the Italian unification but also a study about the deepest emotions in Italy during the 1950’s. Italy after WWII, filled with neo realism – antifascist battle and hope for democracy. But also about the downside; the victory of the right-wingers and the beginning of the Cold War.
Senso is a gorgeous film which requires patience and love from its viewer. It’s a political, ironic, revolutionary and aesthetic film. Truly one of the biggest landmarks in Visconti’s career but also in the history of Italian cinema.
Unrequited love among ruins of the war!!!
An Classy picture made by Visconti, on a occupied Italy by Austrian’s army, the revolution is about to come, on this environment the Countess Livia Serpiere (Alida Valli) falling in love for a young Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler (Farley Granger), initially both keep a secret meetings, the war explodes and she was sent to a family’s farmer in countryside, suddenly he appears asking for money to bribe a doctor to declare him inapt to fight, actually the Austrian’s officer is a crook, trying to handle the desperate woman in love, later she met him living with a younger girl at the his fancy house, drunk and throwing in her face how she was so foolish to believing in such love, humiliated and bruised so deeply she decides put a final point in this sad facts which disgraced her life, having the Italian revolution as backdrop, many corpses along the way, all this on ruins everywhere, a real tragic picture, Alida Valli has an astonishing action, Farley Granger not quite!!!
First watch: 2012 / How many: 2 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8.5
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Italy), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (edited/dubbed) (USA), 2 hr 3 min (123 min) (director’s cut) (Italy)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, History, Romance
Director Luchino Visconti
Writer Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Camillo Boito
Actors Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.66 : 1 (intended ratio)
Laboratory Technicolor, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm