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Two-DVD special edition.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm).


General Note
Based on the novella "Senso" by Camillo Boito.
General Note
Originally produced as an Italian motion picture in 1954.
General Note
Full screen (1.33:1).
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematography, G.R. Aldo and Robert Krasker ; music, Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 7, performed by Orchestra Sinfonica della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Franco Ferrara, conductor ; editing, Mario Serandrei ; costumes, Marcel Escoffier and Piero Cosi ; set design, Ottavio Scotti ; restored by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia / Cineteca Nazionale, Cineteca di Bologna.
Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli, Christian Marquand, Sergio Fantoni, Tino Bianchi, Ernst Nadherny, Tonio Selwart, Marcella Mariani.
In Venice, during the spring of 1866, it is the last month of the Austrian occupation of the Veneto. The Italian government has forged a pact with Prussia, and another war of liberation in the ongoing Risorgimento is imminent. Countess Livia Serpieri, unloved by her collaborator-husband but sympathetic to the cause of freedom espoused by her patriotic cousin Roberto, meets Austrian officer Franz Mahler as she begs him to call off a duel with Roberto. She falls in love with young, philandering, and mercenary officer, the country marches to revolution, and her dedication to the cause wilts under her desire and obsession. Mesmerized by him, she betrays not only her husband and cousin, but the revolution, too, with tragic results.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33 :1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition.
In Italian with optional subtitles in English.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Visconti, L., Cecchi d'Amico, S., Alianello, C., Bassani, G., Prosperi, G., Williams, T., Bowles, P., Granger, F., Valli, A., Girotti, M., Moog, H., Morelli, R., Marquand, C., Fantoni, S., Bianchi, T., Nadherny, E., Selwart, T., Mariani, M., Graziati, A., Krasker, R., Serandrei, M., Rappaport, M., Clubb, I., Aragno, R., Coleman, F., & Boito, C. (2010). Senso. Two-DVD special edition. Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Luchino Visconti et al.. 2010. Senso. Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Luchino Visconti et al., Senso. Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Visconti, Luchino, et al. Senso. Two-DVD special edition. Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection, 2010. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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