The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dominique Sanda, Fabio Testi, Lino Capolicchio, Romolo Valli, Helmut Berger

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THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS is a movie directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1971. Academy award in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category and Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
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The setting is Ferrara, Italy, 1938. While, one by one, new fascist anti-Jews laws come into force, the Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic jewish family, keep receiving the young friends of Micol and Alberto, the last generation of the family, in the superb garden of their residence. Giordio is a member of the jewish bourgeoisie and is in love with Micol from his childhood on but, even in this terrible period, differences in social classes subsist between them.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, religious    -   Italian Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Italy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   moving train    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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