DIRECTOR: LUCHINO VISCONTI
CAST: CLARA CALAMAI, MASSIMO GIROTTI
BASED ON A NOVEL BY - JAMES M. CAIN
MUSIC - GIUSEPPE ROSATI
CINEMATOGRAPHY - DOMENICO SCALA, ALDO TONTI
Rare imported archival print from Cinecittá! One of the most sensual films ever made, this earthy adaptation of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice was the groundbreaking film that introduced the world to Luchino Visconti. Massimo Girotti drips sex appeal as a handsome drifter who enters into an affair with a married woman (Clara Calamai); soon the two hatch a plan to murder her restaurant-owner husband. With the attention paid to its characters’ daily lives and the detailed depiction of the rural Italy landscape, Ossessione is considered an important precursor to the Italian neorealist movement that would change cinema forever.