White Nights (Le Notti Bianche)
White Nights (Le Notti Bianche) (1961)

Luchino Visconti directed and cowrote this stylized and poignant updating of Dostoyevsky's novel about a strange but alluring young woman and the two men who love her..

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 28, 1961
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A crucial turning point, the link between Visconti's early neorealist manner and the obsessive stylization of his late films.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Beautifully staged romantic drama.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

My favorite Visconti film.

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Doug Cummings

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.

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TV Guide

A deliberately artificial exercise by a director who had previously specialized in neorealism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
As exquisite and heartbreaking as its literary sibling. Mastroianni is wonderful as the young loner, a dreamer looking for something tangible. After all, he,… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Le Notti Bianche", Mario(Marcello Mastroianni) has only been living in the city for the past couple of weeks. After spending… More
Aj V
This is a nice movie about a romance which grows out of a chance meeting, but it can be boring in scenes. Overall it's pretty good, though.
George Matalliotakis
This is not really such a profound film; it is a love story at its heart. Yet, what tenderness the two actors and the smooth gliding camera evoke; what… More
Stefanie C
if on a winter's nght a traveler...Italo Calvino's book title is the perfect caption for this movie. Dostoyevsky's short story is beautifully… More