The Charterhouse of Parma (1948)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 170 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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French filmmaker Christian-Jaque directs the 1948 melodrama La Chartreuse de Parme. Gérard Philipe plays the Marquis Fabrice del Dongo, a member of the clergy who chooses love over the church. Unfortunately, this sets off a lot a problems for both him and his sweetheart, the Dutchess Gina de San Servina (Maria Casarés). The original musical score is by Renzo Rossellini. This black-and-white film won the best cinematography award at the 1948 Locarno Film Festival.

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