Ossessione

Category

Feature films

International title

Obsessione

Country of production

Italy

Year

1943

Synopsis

Giovanna, together with her elderly husband, runs a restaurant for travelers in the lower Po Valley. One day the young vagabond Gino Costa shows up at the hostel: the strong attraction that arises between him and Giovanna will lead them to make fatal choices.

Subject

James M. Cain

Direction

Luchino Visconti

Script

Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini, Alberto Moravia, Antonio Pietrangeli

Photography

Aldo Tonti, Domenico Scala

Scenography

Gino Franzi

Costumes

Maria De Matteis

Original music

Giuseppe Rosati

Editing

Mario Serandrei

Cast

Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo, Vittorio Duse, Michele Riccardini, Juan de Landa, Michele Sakara

Producer

Libero Solaroli

Production

Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane S.A.

Distributor

I.C.I.