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Ossessione

(Obsession, Luchino Visconti, 1943)

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Generally considered to be the first film of the Italian neorealist movement, Visconti’s debut feature is also one of the first adaptations of James M. Cain’s noir novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934). In the Po Valley of northern Italy, a hunky vagabond (Massimo Girotti) hooks up with an ex-prostitute (Clara Calamai) who’ll do just about anything to get away from her horrible husband and the rundown hotel where they live. (140 mins., DCP)

Man and woman embrace

Ossessione, image courtesy of VIGGO Srl.

Man and woman sit on a bed

Ossessione, image courtesy of VIGGO Srl.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Ossessione