The Innocent 1976
The Innocent ★★★½ L'Innocente; The Intruder 1976 (R)
The setting: turn of the century Rome, ablaze with atheism and free love. The story: Giannini's a Sicilian aristocrat who ignores wife Antonelli and dallies with scheming mistress O'Neill. Discovering his wife's infidelity, he's profoundly disillusioned, and his manly notion of self disintegrates. Visconti's last film, it was an art house fave and is considered by many to be his best. Lavishly photographed, well set and costumed, and true to the Gabrielle D'Annunzio's novel. In Italian with English subtitles. 125m/C VHS, DVD . IT Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O'Neill, Giancarlo Giannini, Didier Haudepin, Marc Porel; D: Luchino Visconti; W: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico; C: Pasqualino De Santis.