"Ossessione" (Obsession, Luchino Visconti, 1943)


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$6 - $8

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

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Generally considered to be the first film of the Italian neorealist movement, Visconti’s first film is also the first adaptation of James M. Cain’s noir novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934). In the Po Valley of northern Italy, a hunky vagabond (Massimo Girotti) hooks up with an ex-prostitute (Clara Calamai) who’ll do just about anything to get away from her horrible husband and the rundown hotel where they live. (140 mins., DCP)