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The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||New York opening: 21 Jul 1965|
|Release Date:||1965||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||New Yorker Films|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Iride Cinematografica|