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Les Amants de Vérone

Alternative title
The Lovers of Verona
Synopsis
A cinema production of Romeo and Juliet forms the backdrop for this film set in post-war Italy. Angelo, a glassblower and Georgia, the daughter of a magistrate fall in love when they’re hired as stand-ins for the actors playing Romeo and Juliet in the film. Life imitates art when their relationship is frowned upon by relatives - setting them on a path to destruction that mirrors the fate of Shakespeare’s ill-fated, young lovers.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Duration
105 mins

Credits

Director
Andre Cayatte
Producer
Raymond Borderie
Writer
Andre Cayatte; Jacques Prevert
Music
Joseph Kosma
Cast
Serge ReggianiAngelo (Romeo)
Anouk AimeeGeorgia (Juliet)
Charles BlavetteThe Head of the Glassworks
Marcel DalioAmedeo Maglia
Marcel PérèsDomini, a Glass Blower
Marianne OswaldLaetitia
Martine CarolBettina Verdi
Pierre BrasseurRafaele
René GèninThe Guardian of the Tomb
Yves DeniaudRicardo

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
1940s
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
romantic relationships; tragedy

Notes

Notes
Available from online retailers: https://www.amazon.fr/Amants-Verone-Combo-Collector-Blu-ray/dp/B00VXVSY7Q/ref=tmm_blu_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Les-Amants-de-Verone-Blu-ray/124675/

Production Company

Name

Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinematographique (CICC)

Related

Name

Souvaine Selective Pictures

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