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Puccini Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The life of composer Giacomo Puccini is dramatized in this attractively produced biopic. Gabriele Ferzetti plays the title character, from his student days to his still-active 80s. The script is structured in classic "persevering over the odds" fashion, with Puccini recovering from the poor reception afforded his Madame Butterfly and going on to the loftiest of professional heights. Along the way, the protagonist's life is profoundly affected by three very different women: Small-town girl Elvira (Marta Toren), opera-diva Cesira Ferrari (Nadia Gray) and a tragic servant girl (Miriam Bru). Ample screen time is given over to full-blooded performances of Puccini's best works. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gabriele Ferzetti
as Giacomo Puccini
Märta Torén
as Elvira
Nadia Gray
as Cesira Ferrari
Paolo Stoppa
as Friend

Crew

Carmine Gallone
Director
Carmine Gallone
Screenwriter
Leo Benvenuti
Screenwriter
Carlo Rustichelli
Screenwriter
Alvaro Bizzarri
Screenwriter
Claude Renoir
Cinematographer
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