- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 12, 2005
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Criterion
Notes: This release is a new, restored High-Definition digital transfer supervised by cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno. New and improved English subtitle translation.
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
Additional Release Material:
- Interviews - Suso Cecchi D'Amico - Screenwriter, Laura Delli Colli - Film Critic, Lino Micciche - Film Critic, Rotunno -4 Cinematographer, Piero Tosi - Costume Designer
- Footage - 1. Screen Test Footage Of Marcello Mastoianni And Maria Schell
- Trailer - 1. Original Theatrical Trailer
- New Essay By Film Scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
- 115 Minute Recorded Reading Of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Short Story Downloadable As An MP3 File
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 07/22/2005
"The city was re-created in the studio, lending the film a surreal and claustrophobic atmosphere."
Celebrated Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti abandoned the Neorealist tone and aesthetic of his earlier films for the dreamier, fairy-tale like romance LE NOTTI BIANCHE (WHITE NIGHTS). An adaptation of a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the film stars Marcello Mastroianni as Mario, a lonely, introverted clerk living in an Italian town. One night, he encounters Natalia (Maria Schell) on a canal bridge, distraught over the fact that her lover (Jean Marais) has failed to meet her as promised. Falling in love with her, Mario agrees to assist her in finding the man, but does so with the secret goal of preventing Natalia's reunion and wooing her himself. LE NOTTI BIANCHE boasts beautiful black and white cinematography and a trio of Europe's finest performers.
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