About the film
civil war sicily, italy pastor country estate monarchy arranged marriage ambition power takeover political instability palermo, sicily bourbon naples, italy opportunist plan praise decadence
Release Date: March 28, 1963
|Slogan||:||«Luchino Visconti's enduring romantic adventure»|
|Production Companies||:||Titanus, S.G.C., Société Nouvelle Pathé Cinéma|
|Producers||:||Giorgio Adriani, Goffredo Lombardo, Pietro Notarianni|
|Writers||:||Luchino Visconti, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Pasquale Festa Campanile|
As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfort and political clout.