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Fatti di gente per bene / The Murri Affair-A
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Fatti di gente per bene / The Murri Affair
Fatti di gente perbene / The Murri Affair
 
It is shown that the film was composed by Ennio Morricone (00:02:04)
It is shown that the film was composed by Ennio Morricone (00:02:04)
001-Basic info
Director: Mauro Bolognini
Cast
Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Linda Murri
Giancarlo Giannini ... Tullio Murri
Fernando Rey ... Prof. Murri
Tina Aumont ... Rosa Bonetti
Paolo Bonacelli ... Francesco Bonmartini
Corrado Pani ... Pio Naldi
Ettore Manni ... Carlo Secchi
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Augusto Stanzani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Betti ... Tisa Borghi
Francesco D'Adda
Silvana De Rossi
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Bruno Lanzarini
Andrea Matteuzzi
Rina Morelli

 

Also Known As (AKA)
Baba, ogul ve gelin Turkey (Turkish title)
Die Affare Murri West Germany
Drama of the Rich (undefined)
Histórias de Gente Bem Portugal (imdb display title)
La gran burguesía Spain
La grande Bourgeoise France
Murri-skandalen Sweden
Professori Murrin tapaus Finland
The Murri Affair USA (DVD title)
To angeliko prosopo tis ypsilis koinonias Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)

Writers: Mauro Bolognini, Sergio Bazzini
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini and Fernando Rey
Country:France | Italy
Language:Italian
Color:Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:Mono
Runtime:120 min | West Germany: 110 min
Genres:Drama
Produced by Ralph Baum .... producer

Original Music by Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri

Set Decoration by Guido Josia

Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mauro Cappelloni .... first assistant director

Other crew
Vincenzo Santangelo .... production secretary
Production Companies
Filmarpa
Lira Films

Release Date:
Italy 28 September 1974
West Germany 1975
France 2 April 1975 (Paris)
Japan 27 March 1976
USA 18 July 1977 (New York City, New York)
Sweden 27 January 1978
Portugal 28 January 1983
South Korea 21 August 1993

 
Awards for "Fatti di gente per bene"
(From IMDB, but there is a few contrast with Mauro Bolognini's awards ,see here)
David di Donatello Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1975 Won David Best Film (Miglior Film)
Tied with Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974).
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1975 Won Silver Ribbon Best Costume Design (Migliori Costumi)
Gabriella Pescucci
 
Storyline: Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husband happened to be a member of the Italian nobility, and the trial starts to turn into more of a prosecution of the defendant's socialist politics and the activities of his father, a well known liberal social reformer, than the actual crime itself. (Here)
002-More overview and comment
002-1 The differemt translated name of film
We can see the different translated alias from different countries with different positions--Sympathy (Italy, Japan), sarcasm ( Spain, France,Greece and undefined)criticism (Sweden) and the middle positions (West Germany,USA,Finland ,Turkish). From here you can still feel that the argument for the film (its essence is the event) ,In the today when lapse of more than 100 years later are still far from over.
Country
Translated name
English (From Google translate)
Country
Translated name
English (From Google translate)
Italy
Fatti di gente perbene
Be of good people
Finland
Professori Murrin tapaus
Professor Murrin case
Weat Germany
Die Affare Murri
The affair Murri
USA
The Murri Affair
The Murri Affair
undefined
Drama of the Rich
Drama of the Rich
Greece
To angeliko prosopo tis ypsilis koinonias
The angelic face of high society
Spain
La gran burgues
The great bourgeois
Turkish
Baba, ogul ve gelin
Father, son and bride
France
La grande Bourgeoise
The big bourgeoisie
Japan
哀しみの伯爵夫人
Countess of sorrow
Sweden
Murri-skandalen
Murri scandal
     
 
002-2 Film credits roll
 
The Murri trial, that was actually held at the beginning of the century,filled the chronicles for the gravity of the fact, the reputation of the characters, and the atmosphere of morbid curiosity. The authors, freely recalling it,were inspired impartially by the trial records, from which emerged, besides the facts,that raised around it. the characters and personalities of the protagonists of this family tragedy.
 
002-3 From NY timas and starpuls
Based on a true story, this political thriller/drama explores the ordeal of Linda Murri (Catherine_Deneuve), a 19th-century upper-class Italian woman who was caught in an unhappy marriage and who broke the code of behavior for aristocrats by taking a lower-class lover. After her husband was murdered, Murri stood trial for the murder. Her professor father's socialist opinions were clearly the reason for the harshness of the prosecution. The case was widely known throughout Italy at the time, and caused a national furor. Murri did not actually arrange to murder her boorish nobleman husband Count Bonmartini (Paolo_Bonacelli); rather, she told her brother how unhappy she was and that she was afraid for her life. He acted on her complaint by taking the drastic step of murder. The trial resulted in her being given a long prison term, along with her brother (Giancarlo_Giannini), her lover Carlo Secci (Ettore_Manni) and her brother's assistants Pio and Rosa (Corrado Pani and Tina Aumont). The relentlessness of the prosecutor Giudice Stanzani (Marcel_Bozzuffi) and the spinelessness of the family patriarch Augusto Murri (Fernando_Rey), the professor with the unpopular opinions, are key dramatic features of this complex story. Clarke Fountain, Rovi (Here and here, here)
 
002-4 Italian web site
il 2 settembre 1902 il conte francesco bonmartini viene trovato ucciso in casa sua. il caso viene affidato al giudice stanzani propenso a credere al delitto a scopo di rapina. nove giorni dopo il suocero, augusto murri, medico di fama internazionale, si presenta alla polizia accusando dell'assassinio il figlio tullio, avvocato e consigliere comunale socialista, sospettato di aver ucciso il cognato a causa di un rapporto incestuoso con la sorella. la stampa e' divisa tra coloro che attaccano i murri e coloro che li difendono, mentre l'opinione pubblica si accanisce contro tutti i personaggi coinvolti. il processo, celebrato a torino nel 1905, sara' un susseguirsi di colpi di scena tra verita' e menzogne.premi e riconoscimenti1975 - miglior film david di donatello (Here and here)
002-5 From a DVD site
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Tina Aumont, Marcel Bozzuffi and Laura Betti. Music By Ennio Morricone. After a liberal and wealthy woman marries a conservative, loutish doctor, she finds her new life veritably suffocating. To alleviate her misery, her thoughtful brother does away with her distasteful husband. Based on a tru story. English language version.The Murri Affair was gratifying! You have to wot this movie! A splendiferous performance by Tina Aumont & Laura Betti make The Murri Affair a “ought to nail down” movie! The spectacular cast includes Tina Aumont, Laura Betti, Paolo Bonacelli, Marcel Bozzuffi, Catherine Deneuve. This cast just make The Murri Affair the more amazing! (Here)

 
002-6 A book "Indecent Secrets: The infamous Murri Murder Affair"
A book "Indecent Secrets: The infamous Murri Murder Affair"
Summary:On a hot summer day in Italy in 1902, the brutally stabbed body of Count Francesco Bonmartini was discovered, by means of its decomposing stench, inside his locked apartment. He was a typical Italian provincial aristocrat in all but one way: he had married into a prominent but deeply troubled family. His father-in-law was one of the nation's most famous doctors. His wife, Linda, a young freethinker, was the apple of her father's eye. Linda's brother dabbled in anarchism. Linda's lover was her father's top assistant. Her relations with them were illicit, incestuous -- and murderous.
The scandal that erupted was a top news story in Europe and America for three consecutive years. Investigators uncovered successive layers of a conspiracy that constantly twisted and changed its shape. The suspects included all these men as well as their servants and lovers. There was a diverse array of murder weapons, including knives, heavy pellets, and poison. There were rumors of missing accomplices. Intimate relations among many suspects were uncovered through sensational letters and testimonials. Witnesses died mysteriously. A suspect tried to kill himself. One question lingered throughout and still haunts researchers today: what role did Bonmartini's widow, Linda, known as "The Enchantress," play? Was she the spider at the center of the vast web, or did the plot originate with the key men who loved her so desperately?

Scholar and writer Christina Vella combines meticulous research with a novelist's eye for a great story. As she unspools the tight, tense drama, she offers a fascinating picture of Italian society in the early 20th century, with a historian's insights into life at both the top and the bottom. From sexual dysfunctions, to prison conditions, to the patronage systems that permeated medicine, law, and politics, the Bonmartini murder provides a window into a rich world. The result is an unforgettable story and an invaluable introduction to an Italy that is still recognizable today.

About the author: Christina Vellaholds a Ph.D. in modern European and American history. In addition to teaching and lecturing, she is a consultant to public television and to the U.S. State Department. She lives in New Orleans.(Here and here)

The contents
A book "Indecent Secrets: The infamous Murri Murder Affair"
Indecent Secrets: The infamous Murri Murder Affair A book "Indecent Secrets: The infamous Murri Murder Affair"
 
 
002-7 From Christina Vella's official site
From Christina Vella's official site
INDECENT SECRETS
The Infamous Murri Murder Affair
by Christina Vella

The true history of a bizarre 1905 murder case in Venice and Bologna, Italy, involving adultery, incest, perjury, the obsession of four men with the woman at the center of the conspiracy, and---not least---a description of how people in Italy lived at the turn of the 20th century.

 

Bologna 1902 scene of the murder
THE PUBLIC'S INTENSE INTEREST in scandalous trials did not begin with O.J. Simpson or Michael Jackson. The Murri affair, which erupted in Italy in 1902, was considered the crime of the century for many years. As late as the 1970s, a movie starring Catherine Deneuve was based on the salacious case.

In Indecent Secrets: The Infamous Murri Murder Affair, Christina Vella provides a riveting account of the scandal. In 1902 in Bologna, Count Francesco Bonmartini was found grotesquely murdered. Bonmartini was the son-in-law of Italy's most prominent physician and scientist. Suspicion fell first on prostitutes Bonmartini had consorted with, then on his wife's brother, Tullio Murri, and then on the wife herself, Linda Murri.

Tullio eventually confessed to the killing, but he had also drawn others into the crime, people who came from the highest and lowest extremes of society. He had involved his lover, a girl whose ten brothers had died from malnutrition. The shadowy involvement of his famous father was always in question; Professor Augusto Murri, though an apparent model of rectitude, was madly obsessed with his daughter and may even have planted the idea for the killing in Tullio's disturbed mind. All together, eight people were indicted for the murder, and several unindicted conspirators were involved as well.

Count Bonmartini
Linde Murri
At the center of the story was Linda Murri----the so-called enchantress?-- who was either innocent of all the murder plans swirling around her, or who instigated the entire conspiracy.Four men were madly, slavishly, in love with Linda----her husband, her lover, her brother, and her father. According to credible sources, her husband was the only one with whom she was not having sexual relations.

Small wonder that the crime occupied almost every newspaper in Europe for three years, as the whole continent lined up on the side of the victim Bonmartini---the side of Catholic, landed aristocrats---or Murri side, the side of scientists, socialists and atheists. Many people believed the theory that Tullio had not in fact committed the murder, but had confessed in order to protect the real killer, Linda.

 

As the long trial proceeded, secret diaries came to light. Important witnesses began dying under mysterious circumstances. Had they, like Bonmartini, been killed by the powerful Murris? Was Linda truly a malignant spirit, or only the victim of uncontrollable frenzy in the press? The culmination of the trial and its aftermath was a story more bizarre than any novelist could have invented.

 

Linde Murri
Linda Murri on trial
As in her previous books, historian Vella uses a dramatic, true event as a framework for telling a larger story: what it was like to live in Italy at the turn of the 20th century, the time when Italians were emigrating en masse to America. She offers many details about such things as housing, meals, medical treatments, morals, the legal system, prisons, travel conditions, newspapers, and peasant life in Italy, and vividly describes cities where the Murris lived---Bologna, Turin, and Venice. The result is an exploration of fascinating characters and a window into Italy's complex society at the dawn of the modern era.(Here)
 
003-About the director Mauro Bolognini
 
director Mauro Bolognini
director Mauro Bolognini
director Mauro Bolognini
 

Mauro Bolognini was born in Pistoia, Tuscany.

A former architectural student, Bolognini began his film career as an assistant to director Luigi Zampa in Italy, and directors Yves Allegret and Jean Delannoy in France. He began directing his own feature films in the mid 1950s, and had his first international success with Gli innamorati ("Wild Love").

His other notable films of the 1950s and early 1960s include Giovani mariti ("Young Husbands"), La notte brava, La giornata balorda ("From a Roman Balcony"), and the Marcello Mastroianni-Claudia Cardinale starrer Il bell'Antonio (arguably his masterpiece), all written by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Parting professionally with Pasolini in 1961, Bolognini went on to direct two sensual love stories starring Cardinale, La Viaccia and Senilit脿, before turning his talents to a series of international anthology films, including Le bambole (The Dolls), I tre volti ("Three Faces of a Woman"), Le fate ("The Queens") and Le streghe (The Witches).

Returning to features in the late 1960s with Mademoiselle De Maupin, his later works included the accomplished period dramas Metello and Bubu (both featuring Massimo Ranieri), Fatti di gente per bene (La Grande Bourgeoise) starring Giancarlo Giannini, Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey, L'eredit脿 Ferramonti (The Inheritance) with Anthony Quinn and Dominique Sanda, and La Dame aux cam茅lias featuring a young Isabelle Huppert.

In his later years, Bolognini continued directing feature films, as well as opera and the television miniseries The Charterhouse of Parma and The Time Of Indifference. His final movie feature was the soft-core erotic drama Husbands and Lovers, released in 1992. In 1994 he directed the show that the top female Greek singer Haris Alexiou appeared in the world famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

He died in Rome in 2001.(Here))

A part of films directed by Mauro Bolognini
 Metello
 L' Eredità Ferramonti
 La Villa del venerdì
 Le Plus vieux métier du monde
Fatti di gente per bene
 Un bellissimo novembre
Metello
L' Eredità Ferramonti
La Villa del venerdì
Le Plus vieux métier du monde
Fatti di gente per bene
Un bellissimo novembre
La Storia vera della signora dalle camelie
AQUILE (1989) TV 飞行员与模特
 Haunted Forest
Che Guevara: Hasta la Victoria Siempre
 Nick and Jane
Per le antiche scale
La Storia vera della signora dalle camelie
AQUILE (1989) TV
Haunted Forest
Che Guevara: Hasta la Victoria Siempre
Nick and Jane
Per le antiche scale
维阿恰农庄 La Viaccia
 Il Bell'Antonio
 La Venexiana
2 Tainá 2 - A Aventura Continua
O Enfermeiro
Le Bambole
La Viaccia
Il Bell'Antonio
La Venexiana
Tainá 2 - A Aventura Continua
O Enfermeiro
Le Bambole (more)
Mauro Bolognini in "Arabella" site (From Bolognini's official site)
Above Mauro Bolognini in "Arabella" site (From Bolognini's official site)
Mauro Bolognini's Awards ( IMDB. The table not includes "Fatti di gente per bene" , See here)
Cannes Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1976 Nominated Golden Palm
for: Eredit Ferramonti, L' (1976)

1970 Nominated Golden Palm
for: Metello (1970)

1961 Nominated Golden Palm
for: Viaccia, La (1961)

1958 Nominated Golden Palm
for: Giovani mariti (1958)

1956 Nominated Golden Palm
for: Innamorati, Gli (1955)

David di Donatello Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Career David
Giffoni Film Festival
Year
Result
Award
Category/Recipient(s)
Won
Francois Truffaut Award
Locarno International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1975 Won Special Prize of the Jury
for: Per le antiche scale (1975)

1960 Won Golden Sail
for: Bell'Antonio, Il (1960)

Montreall World Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1987 Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
for: Mosca addio (1987)

San Sebastian International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1966 Won Prize San Sebastian Best Director
for: Madamigella di Maupin (1966)

1962 Won Prize San Sebastian Best Director
for: Senilit (1962)

 
004-The main actor on this film
004-1 Linda Murri actor Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve (French pronunciation: [katbin de'noev], born 22 October 1943) is a French actress. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion (1965) and Belle de jour (1967).[1] Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her performances in Indochine; she also won Cesar Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). Considered one of France's most successful actresses,[2] she has also appeared in seven English-language films, most notably the 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noel.(Here)
Linda Murri actor Catherine Deneuve
Linda Murri actor Catherine Deneuve
Linda Murri actor Catherine Deneuve
Linda Murri actor Catherine Deneuve
 
Catherine Deneuve in the film(00:09:06)
Catherine Deneuve in the film(00:09:06)
 
004-2 Tullio Murri actor Giancarlo Giannini

Giancarlo Giannini (born 1 August 1942) is an Italian actor and dubber.

Giannini was born La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. He studied at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome, and made his film debut in a small part in Fango sulla metropoli in 1965. He appeared in supporting roles in Anzio and The Secret of Santa Vittoria, and starred in the original version of Swept Away. In 1971, he appeared in E le stelle stanno a guardare, a television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, The Stars Look Down.

In 1976, he starred in Seven Beauties, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, which is unusual in that his performance was given entirely in Italian. He dubbed Jack Nicholson's voice in the Italian release of both The Shining and Batman; he is the official Italian dubber of Al Pacino. His fluency in English has brought him a number of featured roles in Hollywood productions, most notably as Inspector Pazzi in Hannibal. He has also appeared in A Walk in the Clouds and Man on Fire.

Giannini's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmuller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata.

He played the role of the protective father, Alberto Aragon, in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995.[1] He played the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries. In 2002, he starred in the horror film Darkness.

Perhaps his best-known recent role is as French agent Rene Mathis in the 21st and 22nd James Bond films, Casino Royale and the sequel, Quantum of Solace.

Giannini has a son, Adriano Giannini, who is also an actor and dubber.(Here)

 
Tullio Murri actor Giancarlo Giannini
Tullio Murri actor Giancarlo Giannini
Tullio Murri actor Giancarlo Giannini
 
Giancarlo Giannini in the film (01:39:15)
Giancarlo Giannini in the film (01:39:15)
 
004-3 Rosa Bonetti actress Tina Aumont

Maria Christina Aumont (14 February 1946 - 28 October 2006), best known as Tina Aumont, was an American actress of French, and Dominican descent.

She was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of actors Jean-Pierre Aumont and Maria Montez. She married actor and film director Christian Marquand in 1963, at the age of 17.

She made her debut as Tina Marquand in Joseph Losey's 1966 movie Modesty Blaise. She worked in Italian cinema with, among others, Alberto Sordi (Scusi, lei e favorevole o contrario?, 1966), Tinto Brass (L'urlo, 1968 and Salon Kitty, 1975), Mauro Bolognini (Fatti di gente perbene, 1974), Francesco Rosi (Cadaveri eccellenti, 1975), and Federico Fellini (Fellini's Casanova, 1976).

In 2000 she retired from film work. She suffered a pulmonary embolism and died in Port-Vendres, Pyrenees-Orientales, France at age 60. (Here)

 
Rosa Bonetti actress Tina Aumont
Rosa Bonetti actress Tina Aumont
Rosa Bonetti actress Tina Aumont
 
Tina Aumont in the film (00:01:31)
Tina Aumont in the film (00:01:31)
 
004-4 Tisa Borghi actress Laura Betti

Laura Betti (May 1, 1927[1] - July 31, 2004) was an Italian actress.

Born Laura Trombetti in Bologna, this blonde and flamboyant actress started her career as jazz singer. Betti made her film debut in Federico Fellini's La dolce vita. In 1963 she became a close friend of the poet and movie director Pier Paolo Pasolini, for whom she made a documentary after his death. Under Pasolini's direction she proved a wonderful talent, in many films like La ricotta (1963) and Teorema (Theorem, 1968). In 1976 she portrayed a cruel and eroto-maniacal fascist in Novecento (1900), directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Since the 1960s she dedicated much of her times to literature and politics. She became the muse for a number of leading political and literary figures in Italy and came to personify the revolutionary and marxist era of 1970s Italy.(Here)

 
Tisa Borghi actress Laura Betti
Tisa Borghi actress Laura Betti
Tisa Borghi actress Laura Betti
 
Laura Betti in the film(01:41:24)
Laura Betti in the film(01:41:24)
 
 
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