Luchino Visconti
Date of Birth
Nov 02, 1906
Birth Place:
Milan, Italy


A director who heralded Italy's celebrated neorealist movement with his first film, Luchino Visconti was preoccupied with the moral disintegration of families. Ossessione (1942) was an Italian version of James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice about a woman who murders her husband. Bellissima (1951) examines a stage mother hell-bent on exploiting her daughter. And Rocco and His Brothers...