LE JUGEMENT DERNIER

Le Jugement dernier (Il Giudizio universale) is a French-Italian film realized by Vittorio De Sica release in 1962.

♦ Synopsis :

A powerful and mysterious voice rings in the sky of Naples : she announces the Last Judgment for the same evening. A crowd of characters is so going to liven up under the influence of this merciless voice. After the beginning of the big lawsuit which each can follow on the television, the Judgment is abruptly interrupted by a torrent rain. Is it a torrent intended to gobble up the Earth and all its troubles ? In fact not, it is a question that of a violent storm, which is slowly going to run out. So, when the fear stops, all return to their common customs (not always volunteers) by forgetting all the good redeeming intentions taken some time ago under the influence of the terror of the imminent end.

Specification sheet :

  • Title : Le jugement dernier
  • Director : Vittorio De Sica
  • Scenario : Césare Zavattini
  • Dialogues : Césare Zavattini
  • Music : Alessandro Cicognini
  • Song : Modugno Pugliese ("Na musica")
  • Images : Gabor Pogany
  • Editing : Adriana Novelli, Marisa Letti
  • Decorations : Pasquale Romano, Pietro Bologna
  • Production : Standard Film (Paris) - Cinematographic (Rome)
  • Director of prod. : Dino De Laurentiis
  • Special effect : Giuseppe Metalli
  • Suits : Elio Costanzi
  • Shooting : in February 15th - April, 1961
  • Proceeded : Black and white
  • Genre : Comedy
  • Duration : 1h 38
  • Exit : in May 9th, 1962, in Paris

 

♦ Distribution :

  • Alberto Sordi : Trader of children
  • Vittorio Gassman : Cimino
  • Anouk Aimée : Irène, the wife of Giorgio
  • Fernandel : The widower
  • Nino Manfredi : The waiter
  • Silvana Mangano : Signora Matteoni
  • Paolo Stoppa : Giorgio
  • Renato Rascel : Coppola
  • Melina Mercouri : Woman foreigner
  • Jack Palance : Matteoni
  • Lino Ventura : Father of Giovanna
  • Vittorio de Sica : Defense counsel
  • Louis de Funès

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