Prima della rivoluzione (1964) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Evelina Alpi||-||The little girl|
|Gianni Amico||-||A friend|
|Goliardo Padova||-||The painter|
|Enrico Salvatore||-||The priest|
|Amelia Bordi||-||The mother|
|Domenico Alpi||-||The father|
|Iole Lunardi||-||The grandmother|
|Antonio Maghenzani||-||The brother|
Bernardo Bertolucci was only 22 when he made this film.
The names of the characters are the same as those in Stendhal's novel "The Charterhouse of Parma".
The title comes from a quote by 18th century French politician 'Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord' who said that those living before the revolution are the only ones to appreciate the full benefits of liberty.
Although coolly received in its native Italy, the film enjoyed considerable success abroad.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Bernardo Bertolucci freely admitted that he borrowed from the styles of the directors he admired, namely Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Shot between September and November 1963.
Adriana Asti was Bernardo Bertolucci's first wife.