The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

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This classic Italian drama, based on the book of the same name by Giorgio Bassani, focuses on the intellectual Finzi-Contini family, Jewish aristocrats who live on an idyllic estate. Siblings Alberto and Micol Finzi-Contini (Helmut Berger, Dominique Sanda) regularly hold parties with their friends, largely sheltered from the growing anti-Semitism in their country. When the Fascist movement becomes stronger, however, it affects everyone in the orbit of the family.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Thursday December 16 1971
Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Screenwriter: Tullio Pinelli, Valerio Zurlini, Franco Brusati, Ugo Pirro, Vittorio Bonicelli, Alain Katz
Cast: Dominique Sanda
Lino Capolicchio
Helmut Berger
Romolo Valli
Fabio Testi
Camillo Cesarei
Inna Alexeief