Movie Details

French filmmaker Christian-Jaque directs the 1948 melodrama La Chartreuse de Parme. Gérard Philipe plays the Marquis Fabrice del Dongo, a member of the clergy who chooses love over the church. Unfortunately, this sets off a lot a problems for both him and his sweetheart, the Dutchess Gina de San Servina (Maria Casarés). The original musical score is by Renzo Rossellini. This black-and-white film won the best cinematography award at the 1948 Locarno Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi