THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo) is a movie co-written and directed by Luchino Visconti in 1963. Golden Palm of the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.
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This film (180 min.) describes how the family of the Prince Salina, a wealthy Sicilian landowner, is affected by the 1860 Italian revolution led by Garibaldi and his army. Salina understands quickly that the revolution won't change anything. He will however help his nephew, the Count Tancredi, to become integrated in this new society ruled by money by supporting Tancredi's marriage with the daughter of a wealthy parvenu. The most famous moment of the movie is an hour long ball scene describing the agony of the old order represented by the Prince Salina.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler