• Film

Passione d'Amore


Time Out says

An Italian costume drama set in the 19th century, about a dashing young cavalry officer and his love. Senso, alas, it is not. After interminable mopings when the lovers are separated by his transfer to a remote frontier post, things brighten up momentarily with the appearance of a mysterious woman bearing a marked resemblance to Murnau's Nosferatu. Her looks apparently suffered in an illness following an early amorous deception. Now, requiring to be treated with the forbearance befitting an officer and a gentleman, she battens onto our hero's affections like a vampire on heat. Probably only Buñuel could have got away with the grotesque romantic tushery whereby the enormity of her passion finally conjures a response, and the pair soar together in a bout of amour fou. Po faced nonsense with cardboard characters, it has excellent camerawork and nicely dry supporting performances from Trintignant and Blier.

Release Details

  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ettore Scola
  • Screenwriter:Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola
  • Cast:
    • Bernard Giraudeau
    • Valeria D'Obici
    • Laura Antonelli
    • Jean-Louis Trintignant
    • Massimo Girotti
    • Bernard Blier
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