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The Leopard DVD 1963 Il Gattopardo / Directed by Luchino Visconti / Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Serge Reggiani

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The Leopard DVD 1963 Il Gattopardo / Directed by Luchino Visconti / Starring: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Serge Reggiani

UPC 5035673005958

REGION 2 PAL DVD

MADE IN Italy

AUDIO: Italian mono

SUBTITLES: English

Total Runtime: 178 minutes

 

English Summary

The Leopard (Italian: Il Gattopardo, "The Serval"; French: Le Guépard, lit. 'The Cheetah') is a 1963 epic historical drama film directed and co-written by Luchino Visconti, based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's 1958 novel of the same title. Burt Lancaster stars as Don Fabrizio Corbera, an aging Sicilian nobleman caught up in the sociopolitical turmoil of the Risorgimento (Italian unification) during the mid-19th century, with Alain Delon as his opportunistic nephew Tancredi, and Claudia Cardinale as his goddaughter. The film was an international co-production between Italian studio Titanus and French studio Pathé.

The Leopard won the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, and was released theatrically in Italy on March 28, 1963, and in France on June 14. It was a critical and commercial success in Europe, but reception was more lukewarm in the United States, where a shorter, English-dubbed cut was released. Retrospective reviews, drawn from the film's longer original cut, have been more positive, and the film is now widely regarded as a classic.

 

Italian Summary

Nel maggio 1860, dopo lo sbarco a Marsala di Garibaldi in Sicilia, Don Fabrizio assiste con distacco e con malinconia alla fine dell'aristocrazia. La classe dei nobili capisce che ormai è prossima la fine della loro superiorità: infatti gli amministratori e i latifondisti della nuova classe sociale in ascesa approfittano della nuova situazione politica.

Don Fabrizio, appartenente a una famiglia di antica nobiltà, viene rassicurato dal nipote prediletto Tancredi che, pur combattendo nelle file garibaldine, cerca di far volgere gli eventi a proprio vantaggio e cita la famosa frase: "Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi". Specchio della realtà siciliana, questa frase simboleggia la capacità di adattamento che i siciliani, sottoposti nel corso della storia all'amministrazione di molti governanti stranieri, hanno dovuto per forza sviluppare. E anche la risposta di Don Fabrizio è emblematica: "...E dopo sarà diverso, ma peggiore."

 

 

Cast / Interpreti e personaggi

  • Burt Lancaster as Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina
  • Alain Delon as Prince Tancredi Falconeri, Don Fabrizio's nephew
  • Claudia Cardinale as Angelica Sedara / Bertiana
  • Paolo Stoppa as Don Calogero Sedara, Mayor of Donnafugata
  • Rina Morelli as Princess Maria Stella of Salina, Don Fabrizio's wife
  • Romolo Valli as Father Pirrone, chaplain of Salina
  • Terence Hill as Count Cavriaghi (credited as "Mario Girotti")
  • Serge Reggiani as Don Francisco "Ciccio" Tumeo
  • Leslie French as Cavalier Chevalley
  • Pierre Clémenti as Francesco Paolo Corbera
  • Lucilla Morlacchi as Concetta Corbera
  • Ida Galli as Carolina Corbera
  • Ottavia Piccolo as Caterina Corbera
  • Carlo Valenzano as Paolo Corbera
  • Giuliano Gemma as Redshirt General
  • Anna Maria Bottini as Mademoiselle Dombreuil, the governess
  • Marino Masé as the Corberas' tutor
  • Lola Braccini as Donna Margherita
  • Howard Nelson Rubien as Don Diego
  • Olimpia Cavalli as Mariannina
  • Rina De Liguoro as Princess of Presicce
  • Ivo Garrani as Colonel Pallavicino

 

 

Italian Il Gattopardo
Directed by Luchino Visconti
Screenplay by Luchino Visconti
Enrico Medioli
Massimo Franciosa
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Pasquale Festa Campanile
René Barjavel
Based on The Leopard
(1958 novel)
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Produced by Goffredo Lombardo
Starring Burt Lancaster
Alain Delon
Claudia Cardinale
Serge Reggiani
Paolo Stoppa
Rina Morelli
Romolo Valli
Mario Girotti
Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno
Edited by Mario Serandrei
Music by Nino Rota
Distributed by
    • Titanus (Italy)
    • Pathé (France)
    • 20th Century Fox (international)
Release dates
  • 27 March 1963 (Italy)
  • 20 May 1963 (France)
Running time
    • 178 minutes
Countries Italy
France
Language Italian

 

 

 

 

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