Le Notti Bianche

Le Notti Bianche

Marcello Mastroianni
Director: Luchino Visconti Cast: Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
, Maria Schell
Maria Schell
, Jean Marais
Jean Marais
Luchino Visconti

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White)



Shy young Marcelo Mastroianni ambles across a bridge one evening, where he meets a strange but alluring girl (Maria Schell) who is awaiting her lover. This chance acquaintance is the first strand in a complex web entrapping Mastroianni in a dreamlike world of flashbacks, flashforwards and false visions. The girl, suspecting that her lover is staying at a nearby hotel, asks Mastroianni to deliver a note to the errant swain. He agrees--then destroys the note, setting the plot in motion. Updated from a 19th century story by Dostoyevsky, White Nights (Le Notti Bianche) was later refilmed by Robert Bresson as Four Nights of a Dreamer.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
UPC: 0037429207826
Original Release: 1957
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:41:00

Special Features

New, restored high-definition Digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno; A collection of interviews, from 2003, with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, film critics Laura Delli Colli and Lino Miccichè, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, and costume designer Piero Tosi; New audio recording of Dostoyevsky's "White Nights," also downloadable as an MP3; Rare screen test of Mastroianni and Schell; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: a new essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Mario
Maria Schell Natalia
Jean Marais Lodger
Clara Calamai Prostitute
Alberto Carloni Bar Proprietor
Elena Fancora Cashier
Anna Filippini Daughter
Ferdinando Gera Father
Giorgio Listuzzi Policeman
Leonida Montest Mother
Corrado Pani Actor
Marcella Rovena Housewife
Dick Sanders Dancer
Renato Terra Actor
Maria Zanoli Housekeeper

Technical Credits
Luchino Visconti Director,Screenwriter
Mario Chiari Art Director
Franco Cristaldi Producer
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
Alberto de Rossi Makeup
Enzo Eusepi Set Decoration/Design
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
Nino Rota Score Composer
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
Dick Sanders Choreography
Mario Serandrei Editor
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. At Loose Ends [6:58]
2. The Bridge...At Midnight [4:00]
3. "You Can Trust Me" [6:29]
4. Stood Up [5:03]
5. A Good Reason [1:29]
6. Natalia's Story [4:37]
7. A New Tenant [19:13]
8. The Letter [9:19]
9. Shame [9:00]
10. Nightclub [11:03]
11. Haunted By the Past [2:10]
12. Mario Finds Trouble [3:33]
13. "You Were Right" [7:56]
14. Snowfall [5:36]
15. Fleeting Happiness [5:03]
16. Color Bars [:00]
1. First Night [23:52]
2. Second Night [30:31]
3. Nastenka's History [21:16]
4. Third Night [14:17]
5. Fourth Night [18:52]
6. Morning [5:01]
7. Credits [:26]

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