Conversation Piece

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1974
  • Running time: 121 min
Eleven years after The Leopard, the revered Italian maestro Luchino Visconti reteamed with the iconic Burt Lancaster on the lavish Conversation Piece [Gruppo di famiglia in un interno].A retired American professor (Lancaster) lives a solitary and... read more
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Eleven years after The Leopard, the revered Italian maestro Luchino Visconti reteamed with the iconic Burt Lancaster on the lavish Conversation Piece [Gruppo di famiglia in un interno].A retired American professor (Lancaster) lives a solitary and luxurious life in a house in Rome. His world takes an unexpected turn when he is forced to rent part of his house to a countess and her companions: a lover, a daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend. Forced into interaction with the unruly younger group, the professor’s growing fascination begins to stir the possibilities of a life he had previously kept at arm’s length.A sumptuous, grandly enjoyable chamber drama with a wry sense of humour, Conversation Piece features an international ensemble cast including Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano and Stefano Patrizi (with uncredited cameos by Claudia Cardinale and Dominique Sanda). The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Visconti’s penultimate film in a new dual-format edition from a brand new 2K restoration.

Original Release

12/10/1974

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Cast

Burt Lancaster The Professor
Helmut Berger Konrad Huebel
Silvana Mangano Marquise Bianca Brumonti
Claudia Marsani Lietta Brumonti
Stefano Patrizi Stefano
Elvira Cortese Erminia
Romolo Valli Micheli
Jean-Pierre Zola Blanchard
Guy Tréjan Paintings seller
Claudia Cardinale Professor's wife
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