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Film info: Il bacio di Tosca

Film Information

Original Title Il bacio di Tosca
English Title Tosca's Kiss
Director Daniel Schmid
Year 1984
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 87 min
  • Sara Scuderi, Della Benning, Irma Colasanti, Giuseppe Sani, Giulia Scaramelli
  • Director: Daniel Schmid
  • Guión: Daniel Schmid
  • Fotografía: Renato Berta
  • Montaje: Daniela Roderer
  • Producción: Marcel Hoehn, Hans-Ulrich Jordi
  • Contacto de Producción: T&C Film


On the Piazza Buonarotti, in the middle of Milan, surrounded by the noise of traffic, we can still find what Giuseppe Verdi referred to as his “most important work”: the Casa Verdi. Inside it is dark and quiet – except in the rooms where the residents are making music. Founded by Verdi in 1902, the Casa Verdi is a home for retired musicians, who live withdrawn in their small rooms with their music and a handful of memories. Some are artistes who never quite made the grade, while others are stars of yesteryear who have long since spent their dream fees. Schmid achieves an extraordinary rapport with his subjects, who relive (and often resing) their glorious pasts with a mixture of bittersweet nostalgia and good-natured hamminess. The title refers to the fatal dagger in Puccini's opera, but the sting of encroaching mortality is counterpointed by the eternal youthfulness of memory and art.

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