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As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war hero nephew, Tancredi, to marry Angelica, the beautiful daughter of gauche, bourgeois Don Calogero, in order to maintain the family's accustomed level of comfo...

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Directed by

Luchino Visconti

Written by

Enrico Medioli (Screenplay)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico (Screenplay)
Luchino Visconti (Screenplay)
Pasquale Festa Campanile (Screenplay)
Massimo Franciosa (Screenplay)
Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa (Author)

Runtime

186 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

Italian

Tagline

Luchino Visconti's enduring romantic adventure

Cast

Keywords

arranged marriage pastor war civil war ambition naples plan officer political instability praise power sicily country estate monarchy power takeover palermo bourbon opportunist decadence

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Lists

#78 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#252 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Color