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The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (5 stars)

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The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

(PG) 187min

Digitally restored re-issue of Luchino Visconti’s masterful epic familial drama.

Selected release from Fri 27 Aug.

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The Leopard

  • 5 stars
  • 1963
  • Italy
  • 187 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Luchino Visconti
  • Written by: Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Serge Reggiani, Mario Girotti, Pierre Clementi

Characteristically lavish Visconti adaptation of Giuseppe De Lampedusa's classic novel of the Italian Risorgimento has a splendid Lancaster as the prince of Salina reflecting mournfully on the rise of the bourgeoisie when his nephew Delon marries merchant's daughter Cardinale. It's undeniably overlong and rather…

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