NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (2-Dec-1970)

Original Title: Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Vittorio Bonicelli; Ugo Pirro

From novel by: Giorgio Bassani

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Helmut Berger
Actor
29-May-1944   Ludwig
Dominique Sanda
Actor
11-Mar-1948   The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Romolo Valli
Actor
7-Feb-1925 1-Feb-1980 Il Gattopardo

REVIEWS

Review by Todd W. Schaffner (posted on 6-Nov-2007)

The Garden of the Finzi Continis is a haunting film of which I had heard much, but had never seen until I bought the DVD last month - Oct 2007. The color of the film is dream-like as is the plot which moves toward a tragic climax that only our hindsight can see. These "Beautiful People" are doomed as much by their own unawareness as by the threat that ultimately destroys them. An American film on the same subject would have hit the subject too hard with a sledge hammer-such as The Holocaust and Schindler's List-and overdo it. The Garden takes its time and,in part, obscures and delays the inevitable climax. The film's "tone" can lead us to believe-if we had n't known it- that these people really are protected from their doom. The Garden of the Finzi Continis is a beautiful and frightening film worth seeing often. Todd Schaffner


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film


Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2014 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


NNDB Glimpse of the 2008 US Elections


Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Bibliographies

NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.