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Pasolini, Pier Paolo, 1922-1975

A handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) arrives at a bourgeois household in Milan and successfully seduces each family member, not forgetting the maid. Then, as abruptly and mysteriously as he arrive, he departs. Unable to endure the void left in their lives, the father (Massimo Girotti) hands over his factory to the workers, the son abandons his vocation as a painter, the mother (Silvana Mangano) abandons herself to random sexual encounters, and the daughter sinks into catatonia. The maid (Laura Betti, Best Actress, Venice 1968), however, becomes a saint

Published BFI, 2007

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Statement of responsibility: directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Note: Originally released in 1968.
Performers: Massimo Girotti; Terence Stamp; Silvana Mangano; Laura Betti; et al.
Language note: In Italian with English subtitles.
Physical Description: 1 DVD (94 mins) : col.