White Nights (Le Notti Bianche)
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Shy young Marcelo Mastroianni ambles across a bridge one evening, where he meets a strange but alluring girl (Maria Schell) who is awaiting her lover. This chance acquaintance is the first strand in a complex web entrapping Mastroianni in a dreamlike world of flashbacks, flashforwards and false visions. The girl, suspecting that her lover is staying at a nearby hotel, asks Mastroianni to deliver a note to the errant swain. He agrees--then destroys the note, setting the plot in motion. Updated from a 19th century story by Dostoyevsky, White Nights (Le Notti Bianche) was later refilmed by Robert… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A crucial turning point, the link between Visconti's early neorealist manner and the obsessive stylization of his late films."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Beautifully staged romantic drama."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"My favorite Visconti film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Filmed completely inside the studio, the film recreates the foggy canal-lined streets of Livorno and the rabble-rousing social outcasts who frequent its shadows."
‑ Doug Cummings, Filmjourney
"A deliberately artificial exercise by a director who had previously specialized in neorealism."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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