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Obsession 1943

  • Luchino Visconti
  • May 16, 1943
  • 140 mins
  • Italian
  • Crime, Drama, Romance
Gino, a young and handsome tramp, stops in a small roadside inn run by Giovanna. She is unsatisfied with her older husband Bragana: she only married him for money. Gino and Giovanna fall in love. But Bragana is inhibiting for their passion, and Giovanna refuses to run away with Gino. "Ossessione", Luchino Visconti's first film is the also the first filmed adaptation of James M. Cain's novle "The Postman Always Rings Twice". It is slightly different than the 1946 John Garfield/Lana Turner version or the 1981 Bob Rafaelson/Nicholson/Lange version, but the basic plot stays the same, except set in Italy.

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