Serafino


1h 36m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Lyrical melodrama about a young shepherd, who finds joy in the simple, earthly pleasures of life and finds adaptation to modern society unneccessary.

Film Details

Also Known As
Serafino ou l'amour aux champs
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 May 1970
Production Company
Francoriz; R. P. A.; Rizzoli Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France
Location
Abruzzi Mountains, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Serafino Fiorin, a shepherd in the Abruzzi Mountains in Italy, is mainly concerned with the pursuit of pleasure. He is drafted into the army, but after spending most of his time in the brig, he is discharged. Returning to his home town, he falls in love with his naive 17-year-old cousin, Lidia, who allows him to have sex with her. Lidia tries to persuade him to marry her, but Serafino has no intention of marrying her and turns to Asmara, a local prostitute. Later, his eccentric Aunt Gesuina dies and wills him a small fortune, which he immediately begins to squander. Serafino's Uncle Agenore, to gain control of the inheritance, goes to court and has Serafino declared mentally incompetent; to further insure his trusteeship, Agenore tries to force Serafino to marry Lidia, his daughter. At the wedding Serafino's friends disrupt the ceremony, and Serafino escapes to marry Asmara. Asmara and her brood of illegitimate children move into a new house, and Serafino returns to the mountains and his simple life as a shepherd.

Film Details

Also Known As
Serafino ou l'amour aux champs
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 May 1970
Production Company
Francoriz; R. P. A.; Rizzoli Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France
Location
Abruzzi Mountains, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Italy in 1968 as Serafino; in France in September 1969 as Serafino ou l'amour aux champs.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in Italy December 17, 1968

c Technicolor

dialogue Italian

8675 feet

subtitled

rtg BBFC X

Released in Italy December 17, 1968