The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Year:
Duration:
94 min
Genres:
Drama | History | War
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Vittorio De Sica
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1971-12-16
Filming Locations: Ferrara, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Earnings
Gross: $596,694 (USA) (12 January 1997)
Cast
Actor
Character
Lino Capolicchio
Giorgio
Dominique Sanda
Micòl Finzi Contini
Romolo Valli
Giorgio's Father
Helmut Berger
Alberto
Camillo Cesarei
Micol's Father
Inna Alexeievna
Micol's Grandmother (as Inna Alexeieff)
Katina Morisani
Micol's Mother
Barbara Pilavin
Giorgio's Mother (as Barbara Leonard Pilavin)
Michael Berger
Ettore Geri
Raffaele Curi
Ernesto
Gianpaolo Duregon
Marcella Gentile
Cinzia Bruno
Young Micol
Alessandro D'Alatri
Young Giorgio
Camillo Angelini-Rota
Prof. Ermanno Finzi-Contini
Enzo Nigro
Agente OVRA
Eugene Pomeroy
Joshua Sinclair
(as Gianni Loffredo)
Katina Viglietti
Olga Finzi-Contini
Martin Bormann
Himself - Behind Hitler on Balcony (archive footage) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Rudolf Hess
Himself - Hitler Is Germany Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adolf Hitler
Himself - Acknowledges Hess (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini
Himself - Watches Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julius Streicher
Himself - Sits Beside Hitler, Partially Visible (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Trivia
The film was a personal triumph for 'Vittorio de Sica', a director who had struggled to have a hit since Marriage Italian Style (1964).
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Quotes
Giorgio's Father: In life, in order to understand, to really understand the world, you must die at least once. So it's better to die young, when there's still time left to recover and live again.
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Micol: You and I are not normal people. For the two of us, what counts more than the possession of things - how shall I put it - is the remembrance of things, the memory of things.
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Micol Finzi-Contini: Children are always prisoners of grownups.
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Photos from cast
Fabio Testi