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Time of Indifference (1964)

Gli indifferenti (original title)
A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.

Director:

Francesco Maselli

Writers:

Alberto Moravia (novel), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudia Cardinale ... Carla
Rod Steiger ... Leo
Shelley Winters ... Lisa
Tomas Milian ... Michele
Paulette Goddard ... Mariagrazia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Consalvo Dell'Arti Consalvo Dell'Arti
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti
Aurelio Marconi Aurelio Marconi
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni
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Storyline

A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.

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Steiger and Cardinale in the Year's Strangest Love Story

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 January 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of Indifference See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The author Alberto Moravia considered this film the most faithful adaptation of a number of such that have been made from his stories. See more »

Goofs

The water stain on Carla's dress changes from shot to shot during the after birthday meal outdoor conversation with Leo scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cuban Hamlet (2014) See more »

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An Awkward Period Piece
24 June 2004 | by gregorbenkoSee all my reviews

There certainly must be a way to present Moravia's tale in cinematic form in a manner that suggests the art animating the story, but that will have to wait for some future occasion. It would help to have a director who had some subtlety or artistic talent - there's no evidence of any art (or much craft) in Francesco Maselli product here. A parade of dated stylistic effects, the whole thing suffers further from the lack of any nuanced acting. Steiger is unbelievable as an Italian, Cardinale merely pouts, Paulette Goddard seems to be imitating the aged Gloria Swanson in some other movie...and less about Shelley Winters' pathetic attempt to portray a complex Italian sophisticate later. Moravia's glimpse of the arid emotional state of Italian society after the War presumably requires nuanced writing and acting to bring off. Watching this film, which contains nothing like that, one can only wonder: could the original story really be this bad? The answer is, No, it's this film.


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