White Nights 1957

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White Nights ★★★ Le Notti Bianche 1957

Based on a love story by Dostoyevski. A young woman pines for the return of her sailor while a mild-mannered clerk is smitten by her. Both of their romantic fantasies are explored the dance-hall cadence is mixed with dreamy, fantastic flashbacks. In Italian with English subtitles. Equally good Soviet version made in 1959. 107m/C VHS, DVD . IT FR Maria Schell, Jean Marais, Marcello Mastroianni, Clara Calamai, Giorgio Listuzzi; D: Luchino Visconti; W: Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico; C: Giuseppe Rotunno; M: Nino Rota.