Le Notti Bianche
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Le Notti Bianche

Year:
Duration:
Germany:97 min | Italy:107 min | USA:97 min
Genres:
Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Luchino Visconti
Awards:
8 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1961-05-28
Filming Locations: Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cast
Actor
Character
Maria Schell
Natalia
Marcello Mastroianni
Mario
Jean Marais
L'inquilino
Marcella Rovena
La padrona della pensione
Maria Zanoli
La domestica (as Maria Zanolli)
Elena Fancera
La cassiera
Pietro Ceccarelli
Un coinvolto nella rissa (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Angelo Galassi
Un coinvolto nella rissa
Renato Terra
Un coinvolto nella rissa
Corrado Pani
Un giovinastro
Dirk Sanders
Il ballerino (as Dick Sanders)
Clara Calamai
La prostituta
Giorgio Albertazzi
La voce narrante (uncredited)
Lys Assia
La cantante
Romano Barbieri
Il figlio della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Alberto Carloni
Il locandiere (uncredited)
Dino D'Aquilio
Un ragazzino (uncredited)
Enzo Doria
Il marinaio che balla (uncredited)
Anna Filippini
La figlia della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Carla Foscari
(uncredited)
Ferdinando Gerra
Il padre della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Giorgio Listuzzi
La guardia di finanza (uncredited)
Leonilde Montesi
La madre della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Sandro Moretti
Un giovinastro (uncredited)
Mimmo Palmara
L'uomo che gioca a carte con la prostituta (uncredited)
Winni Riva
(uncredited)
Sandra Verani
(uncredited)
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Trivia
In order to have misty backgrounds by night but a clear view on actors, director Luchino Visconti and director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno could not use mist filters on camera lenses. Instead they used large rolls of tulle hanging from ceiling to the ground on the sets of Cinecitta studios. Putting street lamps just behind, it worked perfectly for the desired effect.
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"Notti bianche" in Italian translates to "sleepless nights" in English.
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Austrian actress Maria Schell learnt the script in Italian and spoke all her lines in Italian during the shooting, which won her the admiration of the Italian cast and crew. It was subsequently decided not to dub her voice by an Italian actress, which was the usual practice at the time.
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