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The Leopard

The Leopard

A Feature film by Luchino Visconti

Produced by Société Générale de Cinématographie (SGC), Pathé Distribution

Release in France : 04/06/1963

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Tandcredi Falconeri marries Angelica Sedara, thus maintaining a connection between a dying aristocracy and the rising bourgeoisie.    In the 1860s, a dying aristocracy struggles to maintain itself against a harsh Sicilian landscape. The film traces with a slow and deliberate rhythm the waning of the noble home of Fabrizio Corbero, Prince of Salina (the Leopard) and the corresponding rise to eminence of the enormously wealthy ex-peasant Don Calogero Sedara. The prince himself refuses to take active steps to halt the decline of his personal fortunes or to help build a new Sicily but his nephew Tancredi, Prince of Falconeri swims with the tide and assures his own position by marrying Don Calogero's beautiful daughter Angelica. The climatic scene is the sumptuous forty-minute ball, where Tancredi introduces Angelica to society.

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Producers :

Adrien Remaugé, Pierre Cabaud

Foreign producers :

Goffredo Lombardo, Pietro Notarianni

Editor :

Mario Serandrei

Production Designer :

Mario Garbuglia

Costume designer :

Piero Tosi

Screenwriters :

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti

Director of Photography :

Giuseppe Rotunno

Continuity supervisor :

Stéphane Iscovescu

Music Composer :

Nino Rota

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Feature film

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French, Italian, English

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Italy, France

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3 h 45 min

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Posters (8)


Festival Selections (3)

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2011

Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2011)


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Academy Awards - 1964

Academy Awards (United States, 1964)


Oscar Nomination in the Best Costumes in a Color Film category : Piero Tosi