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La villeggiatura (1973)

Rossini (Adalberto Maria Merli), history teacher and son of another professor, for his liberal ideas refuses to sign the oath of allegiance to the the fascist regime that Mussolini imposed ... See full summary »

Director:

Marco Leto
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Cast

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Adalberto Maria Merli Adalberto Maria Merli ... Franco Rossini
Adolfo Celi ... Commissioner Rizzuto
Milena Vukotic ... Daria Rossini
John Steiner ... Scagnetti
Biagio Pelligra Biagio Pelligra ... Mastrodonato
Roberto Herlitzka ... Guasco
Giuliano Petrelli Giuliano Petrelli ... Nino
Vito Cipolla Vito Cipolla ... Brigadier Renzetti
Luigi Uzzo Luigi Uzzo ... Massanesi
Silvio Anselmo Silvio Anselmo ... Inventor
Nello Riviè Nello Riviè ... Prisoner
Gianfranco Barra ... Priest
Aldo De Correllis Aldo De Correllis ... Further Prisoner
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Rossini (Adalberto Maria Merli), history teacher and son of another professor, for his liberal ideas refuses to sign the oath of allegiance to the the fascist regime that Mussolini imposed on the professors university. After a period of imprisonment he is so assigned to confinement on an island. Here the young intellectual finds himself in contact with the composite humanity that populated the places of confinement: militiamen, agents, common and political coercion, villagers. The figure of the director of the colony, the commissioner Rizzuto, stands out among all, who was a pupil of his father, and for whom he continues to have feelings of esteem and devotion. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 July 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Holiday See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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4 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

BLACK HOLIDAY (LA VILLEGGIATURA) is a powerful yet understated study of fascism in Mussolini's Italy as seen through the eyes of an anti-regime professor sent as punishment to a resort island for a "vacation" because he has refused to take an oath of loyalty to Mussolini, a requirement of all professors. The commissioner on the island quietly acquiesces to the fascists but secretly thinks them vulgar. The professor, however, like Carlo Levi in Christ STOPPED AT EBOLI, cannot compromise his ideals. This intelligent study about how individuals react to political oppression is well directed by Marco Leto and features Adalberto Maria Merli as the professor and Adolfo Celi as the prison commissioner.


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