Il mare 1962
1h 50m | Drama | Release date: September 16, 1964 (Sweden)
A well known actor comes to off-season Capri to unwind and meets a teenaged boy. The attraction is immediate and mutual but before their relationship can get off the ground, an alluring woman with a spontaneous sexuality and care free attitude joins the triangle and the boy is slowly pushed out of the picture.
This is one of the lost masterpieces of Italian cinema. But where can you see it? I’m not going to give away the plot, but anyone who liked L’Avventura would surely enjoy this.
Derek Jarman once told me it was his favourite film. It has all the elements of Antonioni and much, much more. It is definitely ripe for rediscovery. Maybe some enterprising film distributor (Mr Bongo?) will read this and take note!
It doesn’t make sense that so many 3rd rate Italian comedies of this period are available in various countries, but this serious film is completely unknown.
Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Writers: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Alfio Valdarnini
Stars: Umberto Orsini, Françoise Prévost, Dino Mele
Country of origin: Italy
Also known as: The Sea
Filming locations: Capri, Italy
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.82 GiB
Duration : 1 h 44 min
Overall bit rate : 5 252 kb/s
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