- Original title
- Running time
- 102 min.
Vittorio De Sica
Diego Fabbri, Massimo Franciosa, Luisa Montagnana (Novel: Luigi Pirandello)
Manuel De Sica
Co-production Italy-France; C.A.P.A.C / Compagnia Cinematografica Champion
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. 19th Century
- Synopsis / Plot
- Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in to rekindle her lust of life. Soon, Adriana begins having dizzy spells. Cesar helps her to a specialist, and the diagnosis is not good. She has an incurable disease. For the rest of their time together, Cesar woos Adriana and eventually proposes to her on a gondola. Yet, for some reason or other, Signora De Mauro, Adriana's mother, is not pleased with the relationship and argues bitterly with Cesar.
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Silver Shell Best Actress (Sophia Loren)
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Actress (Sophia Loren)
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