About the film
The Charterhouse of Parma
Release Date: February 21, 1948
|Production Companies||:||Excelsa Films, Les Films André Paulvé, Scalera Film S.p.a.|
|Producers||:||Fred Orain, Fred Orain, Franco Magli, Franco Magli, André Paulvé|
|Writers||:||Pierre Véry, Christian-Jaque, Stendhal, Pierre Jarry|
This adaptation of Stendhal's timeless masterpiece of French literature tells the tale of Fabrice Del Dongo (Grard Philipe) a young archibishop who gives his heart and soul to romance rather than to the Church creating upheaval in the lives of evergone around him the Countess of Sanseverine (Maria Casares) is but one of the may women who love him. In turn she incurs jealous retributions from those in high places who desire her. For his crimes Fabrice is thrown in Prison where from Crimes Fabrice is thrown in prison where form his lonely window he falls in love with his jailer s daughter and plans a daring escape she however calls his plan insane and takes a vow to the Virgin Mary to never see him again ever if his escape succeeds the Charterhouse of Parma explodes with conflicting desires man s desire form God vs. his desire for romance.